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An avenue of Buddleia

Date walked: 10/08/2020

Time taken: 1 hour

Distance: 3.4km

Ascent: 215m

I am normally in Switzerland at this time of year, - in fact I don't think I have been in the highlands in August for at least 50 years :lol: :lol: - but COVID has changed all that :(
In the woods North of St. Fillans the tracks are lined in Buddleia which is now in flower - the honeyed aroma is quite overpowering :D though I don't think there are as many butterflies as there should be. :(
The particular track I take for my one hour or so walk several times a week is not on the WH map, but zig-zags up the hill from the top of Station Road to a seat and cairn with a fine view down Loch Earn. it then descends to the older track wich IS shown on the map and following that down I return along the old railway/cycle track.
here are some photos
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An odd white one
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Near the top the track flattens out
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And reaches the viewpoint
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Donna made it to this point which was quite an acheivement for her
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The Buddleia continues
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A slightly darker bush
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At tthe bottom just before it intersects the railway
Although this is a commercial forest the tracks are lined with a wide variety of native (and some not so native) plants :lol:
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Activity: Mountaineer
Mountain: Weisshorn
Place: Torridon
Member: FRCC, John Muir Trust, Woodland Trust, Border Forest Trust
Camera: Lumix G6
Ideal day out: remote mountain where i'm unlikely to meet many people

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Distance: 66.9 km
Ascent: 3109m
Grahams: 2

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Distance: 91.8 km
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Corbetts: 4

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Distance: 39.3 km
Ascent: 2088m
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Distance: 39.75 km
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Ascent: 5180m
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Distance: 42.9 km
Ascent: 3887m
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Corbetts: 2
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Distance: 32 km
Ascent: 2397m
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Distance: 37 km
Ascent: 2586m

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Distance: 35.7 km
Ascent: 1768m
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Distance: 36 km
Ascent: 1760m
Munros: 4

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Distance: 70 km
Ascent: 3700m
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Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 2548m
Munros: 3

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Distance: 43.1 km
Ascent: 3739m
Munros: 7

1993

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Distance: 47.5 km
Ascent: 3050m
Munros: 4

1991

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Munros: 2

1990

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Distance: 16.5 km
Ascent: 1108m
Munros: 4

1989

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Distance: 48.5 km
Ascent: 3780m
Munros: 9

1986

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Munros: 2

1972

Trips: 1
Distance: 29 km
Ascent: 1230m
Munros: 1

1969

Trips: 1
Distance: 7.3 km
Ascent: 962m
Corbetts: 1

1960

Trips: 1
Munros: 3


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