Cashel Forest Trust

On beautiful Loch Lomondside


Cashel has a fascinating history. The RSFS bought the site in 1996 and has brought it back to life.


Read all about our exiting plans for the future. Our new paths are opening soon and a new forest management plan is in preparation.

Visit Cashel

We are open 52 weeks of the year during daylight hours. Call at Cashel on foot, by bike or by car.

Monitor Woods

The Monitor Woods programme is an exciting long-term data collection and collation project. Cashel is a Monitor Wood

Welcome to Cashel

The Forest for a Thousand Years

The site was acquired by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society (RSFS) in 1996 With help from the Millennium Forest for Scotland Trust.  The long-term aim is “to demonstrate the restoration and regeneration of Scotland’s native woods through sound forestry practice for the benefit of the public.”  Our footpath network provides public access to use the site for leisure activities.


In 1996, the Royal Scottish Forestry Society decided it would create a native working Scottish forest.

Cashel Farm is a former hill farm located within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.  Cashel extends to some 3,000 acre on the eastern side of Loch Lomond.  The property rises from shore level to 580 metres, and therefore can represent most of the different woodland types which are native to Scotland following the last ice age. 

Development of Cashel

Between 1997 and 2005 around 300Ha of Native Broadleaves and Scots Pine were established together with a path network to facilitate access.  The developing forest now provides a potential framework for many other activities, and mirroring the dynamic nature of woodland growth, Cashel Forest Trust is looking at developing the site further.

An Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP) was developed in 2017 in partnership with the National Park, and this has provided a basis for access to grant support from the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP), as well as a stocktake of Cashel’s many assets and suggestions for how these could be used to improve the financial, social and environmental sustainability of the project. The Trustees are currently exploring how best to take forward these ideas.

...for those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

You can join the Royal Scottish Forestry Society for half the price of a mochalattecino each week. For that you will get our fantastic journal Scottish Forestry, a regular newsletter and join us on regular field trips.

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Cashel Forest Trust is a:

Registered Charity number: SC024112
Registered Company number: SC160412

Registered address:

The Mill
Bridge of Allan

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Site address

Cashel Forest Trust,
The National Park
United Kingdom
G63 0AW

Contacting us

You can contact Cashel Forest Trust by:


At our registered address



Leave a message at 0131 634 0043

Managing Cashel

Our agents are:

Baird Lumsden
The Mill,
Station Road
Bridge of Allan,

Tel: 01786 833800
Fax: 01786 834382