Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

Dundreggan Rewilding Centre

Dundreggan Rewilding Centre
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Nature & Wildlife AreasForests
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Discover a wild landscape filled with stories, local culture and more than 4,000 species of plants and animals. Join a guided tour to learn more about our specialist tree nursery and local wildlife, and explore our footpath network to experience what makes Dundreggan so special. Get involved with interactive, hands-on activities, take part in specialist workshops and hear tales of Gaelic folklore in storytelling sessions. Enjoy a delicious meal, light snack or quick bite at our cafe An Nead. Our menu changes with the seasons and uses tasty, locally sourced ingredients. For a truly immersive experience, stay at An Spiris, with 20 twin/double bedrooms, boot rooms and a communal area for relaxing after a day of exploring Dundreggan. Be part of this landscape and find out how you can help our wild places thrive.
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  • skview
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
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    A great place to find out how rewilding is helping to revive nature and culture in the Scottish Highlands
    Dundreggan Rewilding Centre is a living example of how we can all adapt for a sustainable future and help nature to recover. The building is gorgeous, the cafe is a lovely place to meet and the staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back here again to explore more of the rewilding estate, take part in events and see how it changes through the seasons.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Catriona F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant local centre for all the family
    I visited with my three young children on Saturday 16 April - they day it opened in fact! Having grown up in the area I am delighted that there is now a centre dedicated to rewilding and how we can all play our part in working with nature. There were so many activities to keep the little ones occupied and we all loved the animation in the bothy (we spend a good amount of time in there, and the staff were happy to let us hang out for as long as we liked). There is also a play area and when we have more time, we look forward to exploring the trails too. Had a coffee and snack in the cafe - the staff were so kind and welcoming despite my hectic brood and the Glen Lyon coffee was amazing. A new favourite place for us already. A must-visit, and free for general entry.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
  • karri-jarrah
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dundreggan Rewilding Centre - spectacular and well worth a visit
    This is a really spectacular and unique place. The way-marked walks are a brilliant idea - easy to follow with wonderful views, getting up close to the Dundreggan landscape and seeing HIghland's rewilding in action. I went on the forest and nursery tours which were incredibly interesting and informative. The cafe is great and the building and grounds both peaceful and educational. There's free parking and entry to the centre and walks. What's not to like! A great way to spend the day and learn about rewilding Scotland's ancient forest in the process.
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 June 2023
  • jennifermackie
    Dundee, United Kingdom33 contributions
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    A real wee gem of a place!
    If you are in the area do find time to visit the centre it is lovely and well worth a visit. Lots of information about what they are trying to achieve through the rewinding initiative swell as clearly marked walks ( for all levels of walkers) and talks to help you see their hard work in action. The whole centre is dog friendly and the cafe alone is worth stopping in by for. Star fruit curry, strawberry mousse and sultana cake, all home made, to name just a few of the yummy things on offer. Plenty of parking and lots to see. A real wee gem of a place!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • SJS
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    We have just returned from 5 wonderful days at the Rewilding centre. The setting is spectacular. The staff are exceptionally knowledgeable and delightfully friendly. The accommodation is modern, bright well appointed and comfortable. The food in the cafe is very fresh, healthy and delicious. The rewilding centre is stunning. The Nursery tour and guided walks were breathtaking. Don’t miss this if you go to Loch Ness or if you are on your way to Skye better still just make it your destination as it shouldn’t be missed.
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • JillHome
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rewilding in practice
    Dundreggan is a great place to learn about how Trees for Life is developing its rewilding vision. The setting is glorious, the accommodation excellent, the food wonderful, and everyone enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. Thank you to Katie for her absorbing introduction, both to what is already being done at Dundreggan and to their aspirations. Thanks also to Dan for sharing his vast tracking knowledge so generously. If I may make one suggestion, it would be to improve the signage at the entrance to Dundreggan, and to request road markings cautioning drivers to slow down as it is a very fast road ; we had a very narrow escape when a (foreign) car, which clearly had not noticed me signalling to turn right some distance from the entrance, pulled out to overtake the car behind us as I began to turn across the road.
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Bertie S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The perfect stay in nature
    Wow! What an incredible week we just had with the family. 4 adults and 1 toddler stayed for 5 days in the new accommodation (An Spiris / the roost), enabling us to experience the full wonders of Trees For Life’s Dungreggen Estate. Firstly on the accommodation - it’s brand new, incredibly clean and modern, and perfect for short breaks. Beyond the rooms there is a very large common room with basic kitchen facilities which allow you to hang out in comfort when you’re back from a days walking. Inside the accommodation there’s also clever amenities available like a drying room for when you’ve been caught in the rain! Breakfast is served in the brand new Rewinding Centre cafe, which also provides amazing ‘homemade’ lunches and salads until 16.30. This centre also has all the information about local walks, and the amazing work Trees For Life are undertaking to rewind the Scottish highlands. The staff are incredibly friendly and will answer any question for you. At the Rewinding Centre there are also daily tours of the tree-planting nursery, guided tours and walks and activities too for the younger audience (such as a mini beast tour!). The centre itself is amazing and you’ll find yourself relaxing there too. It’s a wonderful experience, filled with great people, all sharing in your same desire for nature! Thank you for an amazing stay.
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Michelle A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take a visit it worth it!!!
    Fantastic accommodation, beds very comfortable and facilities excellent, fantastic cafe and the staff were lovely and extremely helpful. They are providing a facility for people to learn about nature and a beautiful place for walks. Trees for life have worked so hard to provide nature a home and this really shows in everything they are doing.
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Simon S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing new centre now open
    Amazing new rewilding centre, delicious food at cafe and really informative tour round the nurseries. Tour guide (Mike) was so enthusiastic and interesting. Well worth a stop in on the way to Skye, or if you’re heading along the shores of Loch Ness it’s a quick detour.
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Bettina E
    Soest, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a surprise!
    What a surprising experience! We had a delicious lunch and went on a guided tour with Michael. This extremely informative tour could have lasted the entire day! Although we were already quite familiar with some facts we learned so much and were fascinated by the stories he told! Strongly recommended! The building itself is nicely setup!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
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RunningBrit
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
What an exceptional place. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable. The cafe food for lunch was brilliant and dinner was bordering on Michilin star. Recommended for business offsite.
Written 29 March 2024
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rjgm2015
Oxshott, UK7 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
Stayed in the very comfortable and new accommodation. Great . Breakfast better than a five star hotel . Seriously yummy . Tour was so interesting. Loved it .
Written 13 February 2024
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Murray D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This place has a very unique feel to it. The accommodation is warm and comfortable and the break out areas are a great place for working or just reading whilst gazing out over the estate. The staff here are excellent and provide great service and healthy food in the café. Well worth a visit if you fancy getting away for a few days in a beautiful stress free location.
Written 3 December 2023
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PickyTraveler1965
Putney, VT20 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
Dundreggan Rewilding Center is almost brand new. Opening the state of the art visitor center in April of 2023 . I was alone at Dundreggan , having rented a car and driven from Edinburg myself. Shortly, after dropping my daughter at University of Saint Andrew’s, I announced to her , that I must visit the Highlands, and the education and preservation mission of the Rewilding Center is exactly on point for how I view a sustainable future.
The facility is immaculate and the staff are friendly and helpful. I did not feel awkward being a solo traveler and was delighted to encounter interesting guests and a youtube production of 8 out of 10 bats was being shot while I was there.
Written 18 November 2023
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IPJDunlanghoire
Dun langhoire12 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful project and area to hike. The centre is spectacular, the staff super helpful, friendly and the walks amazing. Excellent signage on all routes and such well kept paths. Highly recommend.
Written 27 October 2023
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Ailsa W
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Oct 2023 • Business
We heartily recommend Dundreggan for work or holidays. The team at Dundreggan made it incredibly easy to arrange an overnight stay, tour and planning day for our charity trustees and staff. It's normally quite a fiddle but they thought of everything. Everyone slept well in the new accommodation which was very cosy. The food was incredible, the cafe catered for all sorts of preferences and was some of the best food I've ever had in the highlands. The classroom was an excellent space, easy to plug in the tech and good sound dampening. And we loved the tour of the grounds and nursery. Thank you to everyone at Trees for Life.
Written 24 October 2023
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Jonathon P
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
Excellent visitors centre set in the beautiful Dundreggan estate. Stayed for 3 nights and loved it. Tours and walks make the whole experience come alive.
Written 21 October 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review, we hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
Written 23 October 2023
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JIM K
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Sept 2023 • Couples
The Dundreggan Rewilding Centre created by Trees For Life has only been open six months but has already settled beautifully into the landscape, has attentive and knowledgeable staff and great tours, not only around the site itself but on the various tracks it has created into the Forest. The brand new accommodation was first class in our view and caters equally for the pubic and groups. We had a fantastic guided tour around the tree nursery. There is lots of information available regarding Trees For Life's volunteering opportunities and its leadership role in relation to species conservation and re-introduction. Having attended many conservation weeks in the 90s, at the birth of Trees For Life, it was wonderful to see the massively expanded vison for the future. It is also well-placed as a base from which to visit Loch Ness, Inverness, Fort Augustus and the iconic Loch Affric.
Don't mmmiss the amzing4 metre tree sculpture in the reception area, made entirely from scrap metal.You won't be disappointed and to echo my Partner's words, as we left, "it represents hope".
Written 10 October 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
Written 23 October 2023
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amanda c
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Sept 2023 • Business
I really enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, the facilities were amazing, the staff gave 5 star service, the food was lovely and the views were out of this world and utterly breathtaking. I will definately be planning another visit soon and cannot wait to return. Thank you to everyone at Dundreggan for the amazing conservation work that you do
Written 6 October 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
Written 23 October 2023
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alfaetrin
Troon, UK130 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Solo
As a long standing member of the rewilding charity Trees For Life, I was very keen to visit their recently opened rewilding centre.
Arriving at opening time, I started the day by following the two easier walking paths, both of which begin and end near the front door. The late September weather was unseasonally warm and sunny, and I very much enjoyed following the clearly-marked paths, which each took less than an hour to complete, and featured several information boards along the routes describing points of interest. Highlighted, for example, were a waterfall, some magnificent trees and some folk tales from the area.
After lunch in the excellent cafe, I had booked the guided visit to the on-site tree nursery, and it was fascinating to see and to learn about the young tree seedlings. These are sourced from local native stock, and are being cultivated and cared for until they are ready to plant out on the hillsides in order to contribute to the restoration of the native Caledonian Forest.
I then went on one of the two more strenuous and challenging walks, the Pine Path, which took me around 2½ hours to complete. This path took me further into the forest and up the hillside, and it afforded stunning views over the glen below. As with the easier, shorter walks earlier in the day, the route was clearly marked, although some parts of this path were marshy, and other parts quite steep.
Next on the day's plan was the guided rewilding walk. Our group was taken round the gentle Oak Path, and given detailed and fascinating insights about rewilding and stories about the area we were in.
Both of the guided tours, which each lasted around an hour, were led by the excellent Mollie, whose knowlege and enthusiasm made these tours hugely enjoyable.
I can't wait for the opportunity to return and to walk the fourth and final path, the most challenging one of all, the Heather Path. It offers an optional detour up to the top of the 375 meter high Binnilidh Bheag, and this is a challenge I can't wait to undertake.
The Dundreggan Rewilding Centre will surely establish itself as a must-see stop off for anyone with an interest in nature and in forest restoration in the highlands. I for one had a wonderfully enjoyable day in this very special place.
Written 4 October 2023
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Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely review. We hope to see you at the Rewilding Centre again soon!
Written 23 October 2023
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