With the help of a parental inheritance we have been able to purchase a 45-acre woodland three miles west of Golspie. Overlooking the north sea this beautiful piece of land hosts a wide range of habitat with mature Scots pine forest, open heather hill and wet land which supports a population of roe deer, fox, pine martin, adders and wood ants to name but a few.
Presently there are no roads or buildings, which presents a wonderful opportunity to establish facilities tailor made for our purpose while remaining sensitive to the environmental impact. In addition to residential accommodation, we hope to establish several solitary retreat huts plus a green wood working barn and a tented/yurt area on raised wooden platforms for short term accommodation.
We are hoping to provide a limited number of short courses this coming year, based on wood craft, survival training and environmental education. The scope for volunteering to help establish the infrastructure is considerable and will be detailed on the Anam Cara newsletter plus updates on our web site as the programme evolves.
The purchase of our woodland croft presents an opportunity for the quiet expansion of what we have to offer, it is our hope that the many friends of Anam Cara will embrace this exciting prospect and participate in the evolution of our woodland vision.