Native Woodland Project

Lough Dan Scout Centre has 16 acres of hillside which we are returning to a native woodland. From the legacy plants on the site such as wood sorrel, blue bells etc we can surmise that this area was once woodland similar to that visible across the lake. There are quite a few tree species already on the site including holly, rowan, willow and hawthorn to which we are adding birch and oak. Every spring during national tree week we do a tree planting weekend where groups or individuals sponsor a tree and we have it ready for them to plant along with a stake and protective tube. There is a lot of wildlife in the area already including deer, badgers, foxes, red squirrels and jays. This woodland will eventually be a programme resource for the centre and in the mean time there are some great areas for bivvying.