Wildflowers and Walking
Availability: Places available - contact the office to book
Dates: 20 Jun - 27 Jun 2020
Full cost: £1,385 per person, Fully inclusive. No single supplement.
Timed to match optimum flowering, this week combines gentle walks into the hills and glens to search for orchids, sundews and delicate moorland flowers like milkwort, tormentil and lousewort, as well as specialist rarities such a twin flower and one-flowered wintergreen, or St Olaf’s candlestick as it is sometimes known. This programme was new to 2018 and proved to be a huge success. The week is led by botanist David Bale.
During the week you will learn how to find and identify a wide range of plants across a diversity of Highland habitats, and become familiar with the use of a hand lens and identification key.
We will spend a day at Loch Fleet, on the east coast, searching of coastal dune orchids, as well as wild pansies, one-flowered wintergreen and twinflower.
Walks in local moorland will reveal the insectivorous sundews and butterwort, milkworts, asphodel and heathers, whilst a variety of orchids can be found on grassland walks in our nearby Glen Cannich. All walks are low level, ranger-led and gentle, however there will be the option to do a high level hike for those who so wish.
20 Jun - 27 Jun 2020