A network of nature corridors

The design for An Camas Mòr began with the simple aim of making a good habitat for people and nature.

Imagine a village surrounded by the forest with wedges of trees and ‘biotripe strips’ coming right into the centre. Imagine a place where humans and wildlife can live together in close contact with each other. The ‘biotripe strips’ – will form an independent network of nature corridors for wildlife. These strips would be interconnected with the help of ‘green crossings’ across roads and streets.

This is part of the vision for An Camas Mòr: to look after our natural heritage, but also make sure we look after the people who are part of that heritage. People will be inspired to care for nature through the strong connection to the landscape; and the beneficial effects of daily contact with nature on health and mental wellbeing ‘biophilia’ are backed up by recent research.

Avoid the sensitive stuff


Retain mature trees

Celebrate topography

Back garden Nature Reserves

Biotope strips

Characteristic Open Spaces

Edges and wedges

Green crossings

Heather

Scots pine

Birch

Juniper