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Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland29 Apr 2013
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At the Grey Mare's Tail

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The start point for our walk

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That is the Grey Mare's Tail - it's a waterfall you see, not a tail.

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Can you see our van?

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Surprised by Loch Skeen

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Fording the stream

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Admiring Loch Skeen

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Going off piste - there is no path here

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What a rabble!

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We find our first snow after reaching the top of White Coombe

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The goat-proof fence will be our guide for the next 5 miles

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A happy resi leader

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At the top of Saddle Yoke

Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland28 Apr 2013
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The weather today looks less promising!

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The first of several warnings

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Striking out

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An established holly

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It always rains here, but the dead grass after winter means there is a fire risk

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A nicely planted rose with its cane and vole guard

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Looking down on the wee hovel

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"Would you lick that? Or use your fingers?"

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We tried a couple of favourite Scottish tipples

Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland27 Apr 2013
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Setting off

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Our first view of Carrifran

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The viewpoint

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The side of the valley

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Some trees have been planted already

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This bridge is actually more precarious than the photo suggests

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Confidently crossing the bridge

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Spreading out across the hillside

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A well-established tree, probably a birch

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More planting

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Precious vole guards

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This is what we're planting, about 2000 of them!

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An exciting new tool: a planting spear

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Planting by the burn

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It's a big place

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The entrance to the "hovel"

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Team photo!

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Team photo helpfully including the top of the hill

Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland26 Apr 2013
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View from the hill above our hall

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Near the hall

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Our lovely abode is at the bottom right

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Some moor

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Some more moor

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Our home for the next few nights

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We stayed here.