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


Red, roe and fallow deer are present in the general area and all three species have been seen on Cashel. Red deer frequent the higher ground and arc thought to move through the site between the FC forests to the north and east and Montrose Estates land (Buchanan Castle) to the southeast.

The most recent open-ground count by the Deer Commission of the Balquidder/Trossachs count area was in 1988 when seven red deer were found on Cashel and 439 on Buchanan Castle land a short distance to the south. Since red deer were not counted in the adjoining plantation forests these counts arc of limited value.

Casual observations suggest that red deer numbers within the Cashel boundary are relatively low during the summer but can be much higher in the winter. Roe deer are common all year round in the adjoining FC plantations and in the privately owned plantation along the Cashel Burn. As the new native woodland develops it is inevitable that numbers of resident deer will increase.

...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