Recent Management

Following the decision in 2006 to restore the forest to its former glory, a deer management plan was introduced aimed at reducing red deer numbers from the current density of around 35 deer km-2 to less than 5 deer km-2, the density considered to be compatible with rapidly kick starting tree seedling regeneration.

A single-minded commitment was necessary to achieve this. The result of this commitment is best demonstrated by a walk through the glen today when large areas of regenerating pine and birch are clearly obvious throughout the potential forest area.