Highland Cows in Scotland
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Highland Cows in Scotland

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Bilder in der Nähe von Scotland

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A: Duck Feeding at Loch Garten

von David Rowley, 6.6 entfernt

Duck Feeding at Loch Garten

B: Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge Scotland

von Volker Uhl, 8.6 entfernt

The packhorse bridge, built in 1717, is the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands.

Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge Scotland

C: Loch Morlich Cairngorms

von Andy Brownlie, 15.3 entfernt

Loch Morlich is a freshwater Loch situated at the base of the Cairngorm Mountains near Aviemore and i...

Loch Morlich Cairngorms

D: Cairngorm Mountain and Ski Area Scotland

von Volker Uhl, 18.7 entfernt

Cairngorm Mountain and Ski Area Scotland

E: Cairngorm Mountain and Ski Area Scotland

von Volker Uhl, 19.0 entfernt

Cairngorm Mountain and Ski Area Scotland

I: Devils Point

von Martin Greig, 29.8 entfernt

Looking up Lairig Ghru from Devils Point.

Devils Point

J: P1

von Martin Greig, 29.8 entfernt

P1

Das Panorama wurde in Scotland, Europe aufgenommen

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Text by Steve Smith.

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