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ocated in south-west Aberdeenshire, only a few miles
outside of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park, our place
of residence and the land surrounding it has been
designated a Native Wildlife Refuge [NWR].
Valley Forge NWR is a private refuge for the rescue &
rehabilitation of wildlife, being particularly concerned with
aiding, fostering, sheltering & protecting those species of
birds & small mammals that live wild in Scotland, but
which meantime are not considered a conservation priority,
or have yet to be given special protection in law.
Woodland habitat ...
Our land is bounded on three sides by extensive coniferous
forest and mixed deciduous woods, whilst at the western
boundary lies an area of marsh, wetland meadow and
riparian woodland by the confluence of two streams
(tributaries of the River Dee), beyond which rises
This special setting has the diversity of natural habitats
to support a variety of resident & visiting species; we
endeavour to protect them and to entice further new
arrivals through the provision of year-round feeding
stations and purposely created ponds, wood piles,
hedging, shelter zones & nesting sites.
Safety in seclusion ...
Moreover, as our location is somewhat secluded and quiet,
it is generally well suited as a 'soft-release' environment
for those rescued creatures that we can successfully return
to the wild ... or otherwise remains as a safe sanctuary for
the life-time of those that we can't return.
Valley Forge NWR
is a wildlife rescue &
for wild birds
& small mammals
of mainly woodland
and riparian habitat.