This community woodland walk features 700 trees, planted in a spiral on a hectare clear-felled site in Borgie Forest, north-west Sutherland. Within the spiral, groupings of trees represent a different and sequential character in ‘An Ogam Chraobh’ (the Gaelic Ogam Tree Alphabet), in which early medieval Irish and Scottish scholars used different species of tree to name the characters. Located at intervals are Caithness flagstones with etched motifs, based on the designs of local schoolchildren. At the centre of the spiral is a twisting drystone wall in the form of a dyke, its stones taken from a nearby clearance village.
Opened in 2000, A’Chraobh was created through a collaborative project led by Sue Jane Taylor and Ian Westacott. It was realised with the support of Comunnn na Gaidhlig, The Forestry Commission and the Millennium Forest for Scotland Trust.