Caroy River, Rageary Burn & Ben Aketil

On Wednesday I went to look at this under-recorded area and without finding any great rarities, I was pleased with things like Platanthera chlorantha (Greater Butterfly-orchid):

Platanthera chlorantha

and Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime):

Veronica beccabunga

Rageary Burn was exciting to get along:

Rageary Burn - Skye Lianas!

and ther was this extraordinary hanging Veronica officinalis (Heat Speedwell):

Hanging Speedwell

and some ancient hazel trees:


Ben Aketil was uninspiring botanically but does have this:

Ben Aketil Wind Farm



One Response to “Caroy River, Rageary Burn & Ben Aketil”

  1. Aketil Burn | Plants of Skye, Raasay & The Small Isles Says:

    […] in June 2011 I walked along the Caroy River but did not divert along the Aketil Burn. This was a shame as back in 1973 John Birks had found […]

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