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Stac Pollaidh Viewpoints, Highlands, Scotland by EuropeTrotter
Nothing can quite prepare you for the stark beauty of Scotland’s far north-west, and climbing Stac Pollaidh shows off this area at its very best, treating you to panoramic views over great wilderness.
Rising from a maze of small lochs and rocky outcrops, the mountains in this region possess a surreal quality. As Stac Pollaidh stands alone in a relatively flat landscape, the views from here are breathtaking : to the north the Culmor (on the right of the pic) and the Suilven (on the left) across the wilderness of Assynt.
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Red Deer, Loch Assynt, Scotland by EuropeTrotter
Red deer are Scotland’s largest surviving native wild land mammal. Males are called stags and have antlers up to a metre long. Stags live in small wandering groups, except during the rut when they become solitary and fight other stags for the control of a hind herd.There are large numbers of red deer in Scotland – a problem for re-growth of native woods, but a bonus for watchers who like to see the herds.
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Promised Land by StefanHefele
The view from Suilven was even more fascinating than the ascent itself. After a spooky, foggy night on the ridges of the mountain we had a short blast of light in the morning. Only seconds. But enough time to keep the memory forever.
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