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


The breeding bird community is not known in detail but monitoring work to date indicates it is typical of what would be expected for the habitats represented at Cashel.

Breeding species, confirmed or probable, include kestrel, buzzard, red grouse, black grouse, cuckoo, tawny owl, skylark, meadow pipit, tree pipit, grasshopper warbler, whitethroat, willow warbler, whinchat, stoncchat, robin, blackbird, blue tit, wren, chaffinch, and carrion crow.

Other species recorded on the ground include hen harrier, peregrine, snipe, reed bunting, and raven. The oakwoods along the east side of Loch Lomond arc known to have important breeding populations of pied flycatcher, wood warbler and redstart, and these may breed occasionally at Cashel.

Capercaillie are resident on the wooded islands in Loch Lomond and may occasionally visit Cashel.

Black grouse is probably the bird species of greatest interest at Cashel - up to six females and seven males have been observed. These and capercaillie are very vulnerable to bird strike on deer fences and this must be taken into account in the management of the site.

...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