Saturday, 23 July 2011

Craigatin Visits Rothiemurchus Estate - Aviemore

49 miles north of Pitlochry, just outside Aviemore, you'll find the Rothiemurchus Estate

Rothiemurchus forest covers an area of about 30 square kilometres and is believed to comprise of over 10 million trees.

This is one of the largest surviving areas of ancient woodland in Europe where the average age of the Scots Pine exceeds 100 years with some more than 300 years old.

We took our mountain bikes around some of the trails within the Glenmore Forest up to An Lochan Uaine (The Green Loch)

The iconic Pines frame every view; from the River Spey or Loch an Eilein, to the upper tree line where the forest gives way to montane heath, screes and rock.

The forest is a living icon, a history book, and a collage of mystery and emotion.

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