Monthly Archives: June 2012

Dragon in the Woods

    Ariundle Oakwoods is a National Nature Reserve near Strontian.  Apart from the moss and lichen covered old oak trees this site is a valuable stronghold of a rare British butterfly.  The chequered skipper used to occur in England … Continue reading

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The Island of Rum

As part of our holiday in Scotland we had the chance to get a day out on Rum.  After ferries are taken into account a day works out at 4½ hours which is barely enough time to get your bearings … Continue reading

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Up the Ben

The tumbling waters of the River Nevis are a long way removed from the exposed mountain tops that surround it. The walk from the road end hugs the edge of a narrow gorge for a time with the rocks along … Continue reading

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