Crafty Green Boyfriend and I visited this beautiful place on our first full day of our Highland holiday. The reserve starts in relatively low land with highland cattle
We walked up very steep slopes (thankfully there's a bench strategically placed midway up the steepest slope)
where the natural forests are regenerating after deer numbers have been controlled.
The lichens round here are wonderful
and we saw green tiger beetle
and a hoverfly (Sericomyia silentis - sometimes known as the bog hoverfly, though other species are known by that English name too)
and a few other insects, though in general we hoped to see more insects than we did.
We didn't scale any of the peaks but just enjoyed the beautiful scenery and nature. On the way back down we took time to site and watch the siskins and redpolls at the bird feeder