Knoydart Peninsula

Tree Planting in The Scottish Highlands at Knoydart Peninsula

Knoydart is a vast wilderness on the western coast of the Scottish Highlands.

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Knoydart, traditionally known as The Rough Bounds because of its remoteness in the West Highlands of Scotland, is renowned for its stunning beauty, rugged grandeur and blissful tranquillity. It is a haven for hill walkers, mountaineers, wildlife enthusiasts and those who just want to get away from the hurly-burly of urban life.

Inverie is the main settlement, being home to half the area's population of 100 residents. It lies within the 17,200 acre Knoydart Estate, which is at the heart of the 55,000 acre Peninsula, between the sea Lochs Nevis and Hourn (the lochs of Heaven and Hell).

The Knoydart Estate is owned by the Knoydart Foundation.

The rest of the Peninsula comprises estates and private properties ranging in size from 14,000 acres to 0.25 of an acre.

Principal access to Inverie is by boat across Loch Nevis from Mallaig or a long trek overland from Loch Arkaig or Kinlochhourn, Shiel Bridge or Cluanie Inn or from Glenfinnan.

Within Knoydart's 85 square miles rise four Munros (mountains over 3,000ft) and several lesser peaks. The mountains are separated by broad glens, rivers and high lochs.

The island nature of Knoydart and its Munros are its most important features and it is designated as a National Scenic Area.

Photo Gallery

  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters On The Hill Overlooking The Water
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters Overlooking The Loch
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters Near The Loch
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters Near The Ferry Landing
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters Planted On The Hillside
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  The Trees Planted In 2021 Dwarfed By The Mature Pine Trees On The Hillside
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Oak Sapling Planted In 2021 Surrounded By Pink Foxgloves
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Common Beech Tree In Shelter
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  The Trees Planted In 2021 Have Yet To Grow Out Of Their Shelters
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Mature Pine Trees On The Slopes
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters And Snow Capped Mountains
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  Trees In Shelters Planted On Long Beach 2008
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  The Trees Planted On Long Beach In 2008 Are Thriving In 2021
  • Knoydart  -  Scottish Highlands  -  The Trees Planted On Long Beach In 2008 Are Thriving  -  JUNE 2021

Tree Species at Knoydart Peninsula

Since 2009 EFORESTS has worked with the land owners and local volunteers to plant 26085 new native tree species.

The following tree species were planted on the site:

IMPORTANT VISITOR INFOTake only photos. Leave only footsteps.

To keep the woodland as natural as possible we don’t label individual trees and we ask that visitors do not place their own plaques, labels, flowers, etc in the woodland. Each tree we plant should be seen as part of a natural woodland.

Before visiting this woodland, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page, which gives you helpful tips about your tree and visitor guidance.

Dedicate a tree to be planted in The Scottish Highlands or elsewhere in the UK.