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Colorful World Of Rannoch Moor. Scotland
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The colorful world of the Scottish wetlands - Rannoch Moor, one of the most picturesque spots of beautiful scenery in the country.
The Great Moor is one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe and stretches out far to the north and west from Rannoch Station and the end of the B846. Lying at an average height of 1000 feet/305 metres above sea level, the area is a vast stretch of land composed of blanket bog, lochans, rivers and rocky outcrops. Despite a distinctly damp and peaty appearance, the `floor` of the moor is made of granite with the upper peat layer reaching depths of up to 20 feet in places. During the last Ice Age (approximately 10,000 years ago) an enormous glacier covered the moor - with powerful, slowing moving ice sheets radiating outwards and gouging out many of the glens in the region including the Rannoch/Tummel Valley, Glencoe and Glen Etive.
Rannoch Moor is a beautiful, special place �it is also one of the most desolate, wild and challenging environments in the whole of Scotland. The flora and fauna love it! A wealth of plant, insect, bird and animal life can be found on the moor and, in places, where the peat has dried out, the roots of old pine trees from the ancient Caledonian forest are exposed, some of which are thousands of years old.
March 25th, 2012
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