Autumn Woodland near Loch Ness
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Autumn Woodland near Loch Ness

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A track through the woods in autumn near Grotaig, Loch Ness, Scotland. The woodland is comprised mostly of birch and oak trees, with yellow autumn foliage. The branches and trunks of the trees are covered with fruticose lichens.

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A: Woodland near foot of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh in autumn

av Dave Kennard, 780 meter bort

Birch and Hazel woodland in autumn near the foot of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, Scotland. Meall Fuar-mhonaid...

Woodland near foot of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh in autumn

B: Stream through woodland in autumn

av Dave Kennard, 990 meter bort

A stream through the woods near the bottom of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, Loch Ness, Scotland. The woodland ...

Stream through woodland in autumn

C: Path up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

av Dave Kennard, 1.3 km bort

The path going through the heather part way up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, near Loch Ness, Scotland. Birch t...

Path up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

D: Meall Fuar-mhonaidh in autumn

av Dave Kennard, 2.9 km bort

The view from part way up Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, near Loch Ness, Scotland. This part of the hill is cov...

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh in autumn

E: Foyers Scotland

av Volker Uhl, 3.1 km bort

Foyers Scotland

F: Meall Fuar-mhonaidh minor summit

av Dave Kennard, 3.4 km bort

A minor summit of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, near Loch Ness, Scotland. There are a number of minor summits ...

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh minor summit

G: Minor summit of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

av Dave Kennard, 3.6 km bort

A minor summit of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, near Loch Ness, Scotland. The minor summit is topped with a ca...

Minor summit of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh

H: Meall Fuar-mhonaidh summit

av Dave Kennard, 3.8 km bort

Looking out from the top of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, near Loch Ness, Scotland. At a height of 699 metres ...

Meall Fuar-mhonaidh summit

I: Urquhart Castle Scotland Doocot

av Andy Brownlie, 6.3 km bort

Urquhart Castle situated on the banks of Loch Ness. A medieval castle looked after by Historic Scotla...

Urquhart Castle Scotland Doocot

J: Urquhart Castle Scotland Trebuchet

av Andy Brownlie, 6.3 km bort

Urquhart Castle situated on the banks of Loch Ness. A medievil castle looked after by Historic Scotla...

Urquhart Castle Scotland Trebuchet

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