Achnaha

Achnaha Wood is an accessible mixed woodland around 3 miles from Lochaline in Morvern.

In 2014, Morvern Community Woodlands purchased Achnaha Wood from Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) with help from the National Forest Land Scheme and generous donations from local people. We had previously had a management agreement with FCS which had enabled us to undertake work in the woods: clearing rhododendron (which previously occupied more than a quarter of the wood); building new paths; and constructing a woodland shelter.

The shelter in Achnaha

Over the years the wood has been well-used by us and by other groups for plays, events and educational visits. The shelter was used by the local nursery group while their building was out of action. Since buying the wood we have also sold timber from windblown trees for auction.

Sketch map of Achnaha Wood by Jim Manthorpe

Achnaha is 3 miles from Lochaline on the B849 Drimnin road. There is a large carpark immediately next to the road just after the Achabeag township.

We have a detailed management plan for the wood. The plan, updated in 2018, is available to download.