Belig and Glas Bheinn Mhór

Today I climbed Belig (702m) and Glas Bheinn Mhór (569m) near Luib.  I planned to do this as a reult of the Vaccinium uliginosum (Bog whortleberry) herbarium record mentioned recently.  However, before I went I had decided that this was probably nothing to do with Skye – I will post on this later (probably tomorrow).
Belig

Belig

Glas Bheinn Mhór

Glas Bheinn Mhór

I found lots of montane species such as the locally common Alpine Lady’s-mantle:

Alchemilla alpina

Alchemilla alpina

Alpine Clubmoss:

Diphasiatrum alpinum

Diphasiatrum alpinum

and Mountain Sorrel:

Mountain Sorrel

Oxyria digyna

but also the scarcer Dwarf Cudweed:

Gnaphalium supinum

Gnaphalium supinum

and Spiked Wood-rush:

Spiked Wood-rush

Luzula spicata

Other notable species included Juncus trifidus (Three-leaved Rush), Salix herbacea (Dwarf Willow) and Saxifraga stellaris (Starry saxifrage).

Also fine views in all directions e.g.

Towards Blaven

Towards Blaven

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