The Bealach Land Management Plan (LMP) area covers 1874 ha of primarily conifer forest and open hill between Duror and Appin in southern Lochaber. Around 66 ha is native woodland of oak, hazel and birch with scope for expansion along the water courses and on the upper margins of the forest.The forest plan will look at how to harvest the current conifer crop including the alignment of new forest roads as well as introducing more diversity into the woodland in the future and protecting the key habitats. Bealach is part of a larger area of forest and hill land managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland.


  • February 2018 - work began on revision of Bealach LMP. Internal consultation and information gathering.
  • April 2018 - external consultation.
  • Early May 2018 - consultation closes.
  • May 2018 - analysis of information and consultation feedback. Drafting of maps and text.
  • July 2018 - final draft and submission to Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) for approval.
  • August 2018 - final consultation when plan will be on Public Register for 28 days.
  • September 2018 - revisions and final approval.
  • October 2018 - active plan published on Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

Land management plan documents and maps

Contact us

For further information or to speak to us directly, please contact:

Dr Mandie Currie
Planning Forester
Lochaber Forest District
Fort William
PH33 6SW

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