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Autumn in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

An interesting series of paths around this park in the Trossachs, particularly in autumn. An added element are metal mirror-finished sculptures nestling within the woodland that reflect light and landscape back at you in human form. Easily missed, but lovely when noticed.

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Dollar Glen Fog & Frost

An interesting look at mid-winter from mid-summer to remind us of Scotland’s seasonal climate. This was during a period of high-pressure with little wind, clear skies and bitterly cold evenings. The trees found in Dollar Glen have good variety in shape and variety. The naming of this glen is interesting with the Burn of Sorrow above Jacobs Ladder crowned by Castle Gloom aka Castle Campbell. Here kids let’s go for a walk to Castle Gloom eh…..? Continue reading Dollar Glen Fog & Frost

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Overlooking Stirling

A quick walk up the Ochils that overlook Stirling. Well worth the time spent to get there and rewards the mild effort with great views from the Forth bridges (soon to be a trio) in the east to Ben Lomond in the west. The Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle were built upon “crag and tails” for strategic reasons. Continue reading Overlooking Stirling