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Birkwood nature reserve

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Birkwood nature reserve
Cairngorms - Braemar, Grampian, England
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Braemar is famous for its annual Highland Games, a celebration of Celtic culture. But I find the physical location of this beautiful village is the most compelling reason to visit. Its a true Scottish gem, set in a bowl of hills. On the slopes of the hill to the west of Braemar is the Birkwood nature reserve, where trails lead through a mix of forest plantation and open fields, with stupendous views to the Cairngorms. I was simply wandering along the trails, delighting in the views, when I saw this pair of trees outlined against the sky. I thought they made a nice contrast, with one short and squat tree beside the tall, slender one with a squiggly trunk. Sort of like Morecambe and Wise, or the Two Ronnies.

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