Borders Forest Trust purchases Talla & Gameshope, adjacent to Carrifran Wildwood

Borders Forest Trust has secured possession of 1,832 hectares (4,527 acres) of the Talla and Gameshope estate, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This new site is larger than all of the BFT existing sites put together, and our first major site within the Borders.

The land includes the stunning valley of the Gameshope burn and at its southern end the property borders both the Carrifran Wildwood, which also belongs to Borders Forest Trust, and the National Trust for Scotland’s Grey Mare’s Tail. The site is particularly special because it offers a rare opportunity to restore a large area of hills and valleys to their natural state providing habitats extensive enough to be truly sustainable in contrast to isolated areas of conservation found elsewhere.