Axnfell Plantation

Axnfell is on the steep north facing slopes of Glen Roy. It has an area of 36 hectares. It was planted in the years 1951, 1967 and 1985, the main species of trees being Japanese Larch and Sitka Spruce. The car park at its entrance has an excellent picnic site overlooking Glen Roy and Baldhoon, and views stretch right up to Windy Corner on the TT course. Access for timber extraction within the plantation is poor resulting in the non thinning of trees on the lower slopes; however it is hoped that in the future the lower slopes may be further converted to broadleaved trees.