The woodland is waiting to be explored.
When Duirinish Lodge was built in the early 1930s, great care was taken in positioning it within the existing woodland, not only so the owners could enjoy the wonderful location and great views but also so that the natural environment and surroundings were preserved.
Part of the Duirinish estate has been designated Ancient Scottish Woodland. This means that this part of the estate has been continuously wooded since at least 1750 and is thus descended from Scotland’s original woodlands and still preserves some of the natural composition of the Atlantic oak forests that used to thrive on the West Coast of Scotland. Ancient woodlands have a rich, bio-diverse environment and clean soil composition which enable a wide variety of wildlife and plants to prosper. Read more about Scottish Woodlands and their importance on the Scottish Natural Heritage site.
Amongst the oldest trees on the estate are two 300-hundred-year-old oaks, which were carefully preserved when the main house was built. In 2012, a thousand new trees were planted as part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In recognition of their conservation and regeneration achievements, Duirinish Lodge were gifted three young oak trees from the Royal Woodland, all of which are now thriving in the gardens.
Read more about the wildlife that lives in the woodland at Duirinish Lodge.
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