Preserve the Fairy Forest at Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, Fort William
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The Fairy Forest at Achnacarry is under threat of felling. Your help is needed to appeal against this happening ...
Six years ago, a local woman who wishes to remain anonymous, created a magical fairy wonderland in woodland between the Great Glen Way and Loch Lochy at Gairlochy. She did this for local youngsters, and with help from a friend, has maintained it and built it into the beautiful enchanted forest we know as the Fairy Forest.
Estate owners now want to fell the woodland in order to re-plant new trees.
An independent tree specialist has visited the Fairy Forest on behalf of The Only Way is Fort William and says the trees are around twenty years old and have a commercial life of thirty to fifty years, which gives the Fairy Forest a life expectancy of ten to thirty more years.
The area has grown in popularity and has become a tourist destination as well as a regular choice for visitors to come back time and again. Groups of local schoolchildren have been as part of day trips, groups of people with learning difficulties have benefited from the sensory attractions; couples have chosen it as their wedding venue and earlier this year the Women's Royal Army Corps chose the Fairy Forest to celebrate 21 years of the disbandment of the WRAC.
Over the six years, fourteen thick visitors books have been signed by visitors from all over the world and people have generously donated hundreds of pounds which has gone to Cancer Research.
Please help save the Fairy Forest.
Please spread this appeal.
Please write to Lochiel and tell him of your disappointment at his plans. Contact Lochiel by letter to:
Donald Cameron of Lochiel, Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, PH34 4EJ
(It is a Highland custom address the Chief of Clan Cameron as 'Lochiel')
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