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When: Monday 12 August
Morning walk - Rare Plants of the Cairngorms - 9.45am - 11.45am, Grantown-on-Spey
This guided walk, led by Alistair Whyte, Head of Plantlife Scotland, and Gwenda Diack, Cairngorms Project Officer, will visit two Caledonian pinewoods close to Grantown-on-Spey to discover how conservation is helping the rare plants that live there, including the delicate Twinflower and one-flowered wintergreen. The walk will be at a slow pace on gently undulating terrain both on and off un-surfaced woodland paths. In order to minimise car parking at the woods themselves, we will car-share from Grantown. 15 spaces available.
Picnic Lunch - 12.30 - 1.30pm, Loch Morlich Beach
Bring your own packed lunch and join us for a picnic at Loch Morlich Beach. Meet at the Forestry Commission Public Car Park, please note car parking charges apply. All welcome but booking essential so we know to expect you.
Afternoon walk - Cairngorms Mountain Plants - 2 - 5pm, Cairngorms Mountain Ski Centre Day Lodge
This guided walk, led by Alistair Whyte, Head of Plantlife Scotland, and Gwenda Diack, Cairngorms Project Officer, will take you out and back on the Coire an Lochan path, where we will discover a range of mountain plants of blanket bog and montane heaths. there are some burn crossings and rough ground. Maximum distance is 4km, maximum ascent 200m. Please wear suitable clothing and hillwalking boots for this mountain environment and bring waterproofs/warm layers and a snack and drink. 10 spaces available.
There are toilet facilities and cafes at the meeting start points, but there are no toilet facilities on the walks.