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Castle Wood Croft is an off grid woodland Croft comitted to sustainability and inclusivity.

​ We practice regenerative farming and forestry without using pesticides or herbicides. We produce food derived from animals thorugh our dairy goats, pigs, poultry and bees . We produce vegetables, fruits and also native trees grown from seed collected locally


We provide a space for marginalised groups in the community to come and be outdoors and engage in various crafting, crofting and conservation activities. We are increasing access to the outdoors by creating paths for disabled individuals. Our raised beds offer the chance to grow vegetables, and there is space in the apiary to house bees for those with limited gardens. People have the opportunity to interact with animals, enjoy the woodland and learn about  a holistic farming model

Our Community Groups

Castle Wood Home School Group

Experiencial learning in a woodland setting. Run by and for Home Educator parents. Woodcrafting, gardening, conservation activities and freeplay. Mainly outdoor with cabin shelter.

Castle Wood After School Club

School pickup from Lochnell and Barcaldine primary schools. Runs till 6pm. Outdoor after school club run in the woods with lead activities and free play. £10 per session, register interest below.

Additional Needs Group

Group of up to 8 individuals with varying additional support needs, follow a curiculum of sustainable crafting and crofting activites, Tuesday - Thursday. 9:30 am pick up Oban to 2:30 drop off Oban. 


Castle Wood Social Croft

Benderloch, By Oban

Argyll, PA37 1QS

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