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The West Loch Ard land management plan is an amalgamation of two previous plans - Corrie and Corriegrennan. The forest blocks are nestled beside each other in the shadow of Ben Lomond, sharing many similar characteristics and objectives they suit being brought together in to one larger plan.

Located within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, roughly 5 miles southwest of Aberfoyle and part of the larger Loch Ard Forest, West Loch Ard occupies 2400ha of mainly forested ground leading up on to the open upper slopes of the Ben Lomond range. This part of Loch Ard Forest is mainly focused on the production of quality softwood species for the national timber market with 58% of the species being conifer. Originally planted in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, 50% of the forested area is now in to its 2nd rotation.

Although centrally placed within the National Park, West Loch Ard does not host much in the way of organised recreation routes only bordering on to the routes of 2 long distance paths. Many of the surrounding mountain tops are also rarely visited with the main point of interest being Ben Lomond which is just outside the plan area.

Location

The plan area is centred on Ordnance Survey Grid Reference NS440981. A location map can be found at the link below.

Timeline

The West Loch Ard land management plan was submitted to Scottish Forestry on 6th August 2021 and, if Scottish Forestry require further changes, these will be made before it is placed on the Public Register. Once on the Register stakeholders will have a further 28 days to comment on the plan. Whilst on the register comments should be addressed to Scottish Forestry whose contact details will appear below.

Plan documentation and maps can be found at the links below.

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Land management plan documents and maps

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Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions about this plan, please contact:

Steve Murphy
Forestry and Land Scotland
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3UX

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