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Ancient Woodland & a Bog-Standard Treasure (Den of Alyth)

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

£20

THE DEN OF ALYTH AND THE RAISED MIRE OF DUN MOSS

£17.50 and £20

The Den of Alyth, an ancient woodland, is a naturally seeded relic of the deciduous forests that once covered much of lowland Scotland. It is set on the Highland Boundary Fault.

We will discuss the geology, history and ecology of this Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI), along 2.5 miles of paths. Afterwards, we will make the short trip to Dun Moss, an extremely rare raised bog, and another SSSI. Peatlands store more carbon than all other vegetation types in the world combined.

Dr Keith Skene will explain the biology of one of the least known SSSIs in Britain, and just why it is so important.

Participants must arrange their own transport and lunch. Details will be supplied as to the exact meet-up point later.

NB If you decide to participate in these walks, you do so at your own risk. You should be aware that the routes may present difficulties for people with mobility problems. Wear sensible shoes and be prepared for rain.

Please note: Participants must arrange their own transport and lunch.

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Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£20
Website:
http://www.lifelonglearningdundee.org.uk

Organizer

Lifelong Learning Dundee
Email
lifelonglearningdundee@gmail.com

Venue

Den of Alyth
PH11 8JX United Kingdom + Google Map
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