Pine tree

There are very few conservation designations within the group area, with the only significant SSSI designated site being the pinewood at Barisdale. There are a number of smaller designated sites, with two loch systems carrying both SSSI and SPA status. The Garry Falls is also an SSSI.
However, landscape designations are very important with the Knoydart National Scenic Area covering part of the DMG and the wild land classification covering virtually all of the open ground part of the group.