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Visit Glensaugh Research Farm

Photograph of dyke at the Glensaugh Research Farm
Come walkabout at Glensaugh.

Come walkabout at Glensaugh Research Farm

You are welcome to visit Glensaugh at any time. A self-guided trail leads visitors on a circular tour, pointing out areas of geographic, social, landscape and historical change. The trail takes about an hour to walk, following tracks and paths through the Slack Den (glacial meltwater channel), uphill to the Cleek Loch (interesting landscape of small lochs and hanging valleys), through recent native woodland planting, returning to the farm along the shore of Loch Saugh.

In addition to the 'come walkabout' trail, a self-guided agroforestry trail is available which introduces the integrated sheep grazing and woodland (silvopastoral) system that is managed at Glensaugh. Using this site we aim to share some practical tips, and the potential benefits associated with this type of land management system.

Come prepared

  • Glensaugh is a working farm. Help us to continue our work safely. Do not hinder farm operations and follow any advice you receive from farm staff.
  • Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the outdoors.
  • The self guided agroforestry route is about 1.5km. Allow 1.5-2 hours for a group visit.
  • Take care when walking through areas where paths are unmarked.
  • Do not disturb wildlife, leave the environment, plants and trees as you find them.
  • Keep your dog under proper control. Do not take it through fields of calves and lambs, and dispose of dog dirt responsibly.
  • Leave no litter.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.