Ruthven Barracks

This evening, I am posting information on a recent interesting and varied group hike which combined the ruins of Ruthven Barracks (a former Redcoat fort from the 18th century), a crossing of remote and unmarked heather moorland, a descent through the beautiful birchwoods of Glen Tromie and then through the bird ¬†reserve overlooking the Insh Marshes which is one of Britain’s finest wetlands.

Distance covered was 6.5 miles or 10.5 Km.

The hiking group was based in Newtonmore, a village in the Scottish Highlands which is located about 45 miles south of Inverness.

Crossing a burn (stream) in open landscape.

Tree fungi

River Spey. Famous for salmon fishing and whisky production.

Hiking the ridge.

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