得到最好的Frogmom.
in your in-box every day.

    必威安卓

    > Rothiemurchus: A Morning Walk through the Great Caledonian Forest to the Iron Bridge

    Rothiemurchus: A Morning Walk through the Great Caledonian Forest to the Iron Bridge

    On a late October morning, I set out of the Coylumbridge Hotel before first light to cross a paved road and walk along a narrow dirt path. I have been looking forward to discovering this part of Scotland, this forest whose name I can’t pronounce properly — Rothiemurchus. The sun will rise, or maybe it won’t, this is Scotland after all, and if it does I will feel lucky. Mostly, I am mindfully ready for an early stroll before breakfast with my girls who are sleeping now. However the day unfolds after my morning walk, it will have been worth getting up for. Rothiemurchus, I’m coming for you.

    Rothiemurchus的Caledonian森林

    Rothiemurchus:一段时间的苏格兰森林

    冰河世纪

    苏格兰森林的日期从欧洲慢慢摆脱冰河时代,冰川覆盖斯堪的纳维亚和北欧一直到法国北部。随着冰盖从19,000年前开始撤退,史前人类遍布北欧,大约8000年后,英国首先由北方物种殖民,并以更高的温带植被殖民。betway经典老虎机桦树是第一棵第一棵树,其次是榛子,松树和橡木。林地覆盖在5000年前达到的设施和西部岛。到现代访客,这似乎很难过。森林在哪里消失了?发生了什么?

    Scots pine in the Highlands of Scotland

    Human Settlements

    农业发生,伴随着森林砍伐for arable land, heating and farming. By the time the Roman legions of Agricola invaded Scotland in AD 82, at least half of Scotland’s natural woodland was gone, mostly replaced by peatland, though in the Scottish Highlands, it’s likely that such peaty terrain could not sustain woodland anyway. By 1900, woodland covered only about 5% of Scotland’s land area, in several small and isolated blocks. Rothiemurchus is one of these blocks and would have been the centre of the great Caledonian Pine Forest of Scotland, so whimsically described by author Sara Maitland.

    伟大的喀里多尼亚森林是神话和魔术的森林。它存在于故事中,在想象中,在中世纪浪漫的页面中:在这里,Merlin在他的疯狂中徘徊,哀叹愚蠢和“文明的暴力和腐败”。

    Sara Maitland,来自森林的八卦:我们的森林和童话般的纠结的根

    In my morning madness, I aim to wander through the forest but the only magic I am after is that of a ray of sunshine on ancient Scots pines. Merlin had a kingdom to save; I only have my mind to demist before the day starts, a somewhat easier task given a promise of porridge.

    铁桥徒步旅行必威体育app官网

    I pick this hike on the premise that it is short (7K), easy and beautiful, a winning combination for any hike under two hours. It is also flat throughout, a rarity in this part of Scotland — a regular “rise and shine” hike without difficulties and with visual rewards.

    走进树林

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Iron bridge forest
    到Rothiemurchus森林的铁桥路径

    用小背包,我到达了小道的露营地,走过金属门。从现在开始,铁桥的小道由宽阔的污垢路径组成。这是早上的,我是唯一一个在小径上的人,低光让我想知道太阳是否已经上升,被厚厚的云层遮挡,或者在以后可能发生一些太阳魔法。我抬起眼睛,希望从天空的颜色中获得一个线索,但这种种植园的茂密冠层的围绕着徒步旅行者难以知道。必威体育app官网走到河流上我正在关注的河边很明显,但我抵制了享受这条道路的冲动。奖励最终会发生。

    Iron Bridge

    Gradually the path narrows, the trees become more dispersed and I can see further ahead. Past a tent (I keep quiet so as not to wake up its campers), I find the Iron Bridge on the left.

    Rothiemichus庄园 - 铁桥楼梯
    Rothiemurchus Estate – Iron Bridge

    Also known as the Cairngorm Club Footbridge, it was built in 1912 to cross the fast-flowing Am Beanaidh.

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Iron bridge plaque
    Rothiemurchus Estate – Iron Bridge plaque

    This is one of many bridges built by theCairngorm俱乐部在展望体中,包括那些人Luibeg Burnat Preas nam Meirleach, and over the德伊河at Corrour Bothy. The sun is barely brushing the top of some trees, leaving the rest of the undergrowth in relative darkness.

    RothieMichusus庄园 - 河流
    Rothiemurchus Forest – Am Beanaidh

    Swift and cold, the water of the river would invite a refreshing swim but I must save this for another time. Sadly, COVID guidelines at the hotel led us to book breakfast at a given time and I need to be on my way.

    你好,桥梁。再见,桥梁。我很感激这个地理神社,户外壮举的金属推动者,但我今天早上不会进一步征服Laigig Ghru。必威安卓这是我回到最后一个叉子和改变方向的地方,进入完全不同的栖息地。

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Trail junction to Loch an Eileen
    Rothiemichus森林 - Trail Junction

    方向:湖艾琳

    I leave a fully planted forest with hundreds of tall tan trunks shooting towards the sky to wander through a regenerating forest and open countryside.

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Trail to Loch an Eileen
    Rothiemichus Estate - 在路上享用艾琳的道路

    Grassland dominates both sides of the trail and carpets the ground all the way to more mature trees, interrupted to the south by mighty giants, stronghold of the Cairngorms. Within minutes, the sun comes out and the rolling mountains bask in an October golden glow that betrays a chill in the air.

    这是,这是我一直在等待的魔力。景观活着。在那一刻,我想和整个世界分享这个地方,但我一个人,所以我留下了左右照片。如果你正在读这个,这对你来说意味着。花点时间享受......

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Scots pines
    Rothiemurchus Estate – Looking towards the Cairngorms

    … the sun waking up the hills, with purple heather in the foreground and hills covered in Scots pines…

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Sun on Scots pines
    Rothiemurchus Estate – Sunny road

    ......走出一个艾琳的小径,其密集的苏格兰森林森林让一些阳光透过。

    当路径吻了Lochan deo的北边时,真正的魔法发生在弯道周围。

    Lochan Deo

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Lochan
    Rothiemurchus Estate – Lochan Deo

    I wish I could freeze this moment in time, the scene is just perfect. Not a ripple on the mirror-like surface of the lochan, a few birds singing in the woods, the reflection of Scots pines in the water and promises of glorious views up on the mountains.

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Lochan and Cairngorms
    Rothiemurchus Estate – Lochan Deo – Another view

    A bit further, the lochan opens up to a beautiful landscape of grassy islands, rolling hills and majestic trees. Clouds start floating in the sky and luckily, I catch the last of the morning’s sun rays, golden souvenirs of a Scottish morning. This boggy lochan shelters incredible microcosms of insect and aquatic life, a seasonal wonder that sometimes dries up but right now, feeds bird legions of the forest.

    Hauf路上的Glen
    a daurk wee lochan –
    a cran tentie

    Halfway up the glen
    一个黑暗的小湖
    a heron watchful

    苏格兰苏格兰布鲁斯·莱姆明先生
    Copyright holder: Mrs Dorothy Leeming

    当我的边缘更接近洛坎时,欣赏在水中完美对称的松树分支,我的远足靴在泥泞的银行慢慢沉沦。必威体育app官网有些树木很年轻,其他树是老的,在这个北极高原的恶劣天气面前,在大胆的无痕中抛出他们的四肢。无风的时刻必须是多么甜蜜的物种。

    陶醉于新鲜苔藓和松树果树的气味,我不情愿地撤退到了路上,然后让我让我更接近一碗粥。

    Back via Upper Tullochgrue

    At the next junction, I do not walk towards Loch an Eileen. Instead, I take a right back to Coylumbridge via Upper Tullochgrue.

    Rothiemurchus Estate - Farm
    Rothiemichus Estate - 农场

    山上的一个孤独的绿色屋顶农场出现在我身上的一个角色,对这个森林故事设置了不同的情绪。对于所有古老的喀里多尼亚森林,RothieMichus仍然是一个管理的庄园 - 而不是远程苏格兰荒野。

    “这是一个商业以及野生动物的避难所,人们也可以享受。”

    Johnnie Grant,RothieMichurus庄园的所有者,在2014年4月17日的一篇文章中,在苏格兰人

    I’ll let you ponder that. Rothiemurchus Estate illustrates a new kind of ecology and forestry, managed nature combining quiet walks on one side withquad bike tours, fishing and tree top adventureson another. Quite the departure from magical realms of old where one can get lost in folklore but on the surface, a Scots pine is a Scots pine is a beautiful tree whether or not it is profitable.

    High in the blue sky, stratocumulus clouds are forming white breadcrumbs, impervious to the human buzz below. I reach the end of the trail, hungry for porridge and eager to discover more of this gorgeous part of the world.

    地图&trail描述

    您可以在步行高地找到步行描述(以及更好的Topo地图)here.

    Leave a Reply

    您的电子邮件地址不会被公开。Required fields are marked*