Events and Access
A forest should be a place for visitors to exercise, relax and celebrate.
When KCFC was founded Acharossan forest was a dense, impenetrable plantation of commercial plantation forestry, largely a monoculture of commercial Sitka spruce. Since then much of the our income, as well as grants from our funders, has be spent to allowed us to open up access to much of the forest.
There is now a circular path within the forest which starts by the car park and winds up through the woodland to the Victorian waterfall, with an extra loop that carries on up the Allt Mor burn and a rough path up to Barr Liath. If you’re walking this route, keep a lookout for local primary school pupils’ forest inspired artwork, as well as bird and squirrel boxes nestled high up in the trees, and a wide variety of wild life in our dipping pond.
The old drovers road, the Kilfinan way, now joins up with the Kilfinan forest track network, allowing access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders from Tighnabruacih across the Kilfinan community. If you enjoy local walks the Kilfinan Wayfarers Walkers group meets for regular walks around Cowal - check out the Tighbnabruaich facebook page for their latest walks.
Regular events are held at the forest, including our popular Dark Nights, Bright Lights Viking boat burning and summer open days. The completion of our sustainable classroom will provide opportunities for events.
If you are interested in organising, or putting on an event, at KCFC get in touch.