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The Flow Country...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...runs across Sutherland & Caithness on the north of Scotland, the largest Blanket Bog in all Europe,wetlands created by centuries of decaying plants and trees. Investors planted Pine Trees and cut drainage ditches which dried the bogs out, but just in time they were banned and felled and the large carbon sink is returning.
You'll be lucky to see a car in summer and even more so in winter. When you stop your car, the delightful sound of birds fills the air. A few times a day a train clatters through on the single track line between Inverness and Thurso.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Sutherland Caithness Landscape and travel Farr Trip 2013

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suejoh Plus
13 250 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 9:18AM
this is lovely. I love the way it is displayed and the building / trees to give it perspective.

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 9:32AM
the clouds sweeping us along to the left a brilliant landscape shot
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 9:36AM
This is the first shot I have seen of this part of the country, Dougie, and it's good to know that it is being protected now.
An almost treeless rolling landscape stretching for mile after mile to the distant high land.
14 Aug 2013 9:46AM
Just lovely. Well thought out shot.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
14 Aug 2013 10:00AM
The heavy sky helps to make this super landscape!!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 11:58AM
It is to my shame Dougie that at 61 years old I know sod all about Scotland.
I hardly ever get past Leith !!
How refreshing to see you here and to find out a bit about my homeland.
Super shot.
(Mind you,I have seen a few carbon sinks floating about Leith docks before !!)
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 12:18PM
Fished there a few times, from Forsinard, thirty or so years back. Some lovely trout lochs with a fair walk to the best. At that time Fountain Forestry were planting regimented rows of sitka spruce, with little regard for landscape & lochs. Glad to hear attempts being made to reverse that.
It was, & still is I hope, a great place for birds - part of the joy of fishing there was seeing eagles, hen harriers, red-throated divers etc.
Regards, Malcolm
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Aug 2013 1:53PM
Wonderful tones and light Dougie, and that format works a treat.
You were right; V2 is upside down Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Aug 2013 3:44PM
Like your comp and the good tones for this Dougie, well worked
Regards Richard
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 5:23PM
We've driven through this bleak landscape which has its own special beauty. Your image shows it off and I like the wee building, whatever it is.
I've just returned from London - Trafalgar Square and surrounding areas are full of Scotsmen in kilts! Think I got the train home just in time! Smile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 5:44PM
Gorgeous vista.Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 6:20PM
Broad, empty, sweeping wilderness - under the weight of that sky.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 6:26PM
The first definition I have encountered of a name I have seen but not researched. Your description makes it sound as idyllic as it looks in its isolation.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
14 Aug 2013 7:22PM
A mean moody sky, a few trees and a wee ?shed, don't know about the lack of visitors though. A part of the countryside that I have never seen before. Spartan, but beautiful. Moira
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2013 9:49PM
A sparse beauty Dougie. The panoramic format works well here.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Aug 2013 4:45AM
The opposite of the landscape I live in, a really open vista

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2013 4:49PM
Not only a beautiful landscape - your words are also beautiful. Speaking of great love for a country, your country.
Thank you.

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