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Art Walk in the depths of Birnam Forest

We walked in the big tree country from Dunkeld and Birnam train station, gradually moving up by the Hermitage and its towering tree garden to the really Rumbling Bridge over the River Braan. Then we headed along the open hillside and back through dense and peaceful Tomgarrow Wood to Dunkeld.

Inspired by the magnificent larches, firs and exposed rocks, we made rubbings in our sketchbooks and small drawing studies, engaging simply but deeply with the environment.

Some of the tree and wild life that we stopped to contemplate –

noble fir
douglas fir
grand fir
european larch
scots pine
oriental spruce
norway spruce
silver birch
red kite
red squirrel
peacock butterfly