Mullach Coire Mhic Fhearchair & Sgurr Dubh West Ross & Cromarty 17
th – 18 th June 2022recording
One of the most inaccessible parts of West Ross, this complex – in NH07 in the Great Wilderness – badly needs re-surveying, not least as part of the current Scottish HectAd Rare Plant Project (SHARPP). From past records, targets include Alchemilla wichurae (Rock Lady’s-mantle), Arabidopsis petraea (Northern Rock-cress), Athyrium distentifolium (Alpine Lady-fern), Carex atrata (Black Alpine-sedge), Cerastium nigrescens (Arctic Mouse-ear), Deschampsia cespitosa subsp. alpina (Alpine Hair-grass), Draba norvegica (Rock Whitlowgrass), Poa alpina & P. glauca (Alpine & Glaucous Meadow-grasses), and Polystichum lonchitis (Holly-fern). It is about a nine-mile walk-in from either direction – we’ll decide nearer the time whether this will be an early start from the Braemore end, from Kinlochewe, or both – so we’ll need an overnight camp on Friday night to have time to cover the ground effectively. Attendees therefore need to be fit, able to walk up mountains, and willing to camp.
Early booking of accommodation for Thursday or Saturday advisable.