Loch Garten, Abernethy (Highland)
Abernethy is ancient, wild and immeasurably special.
Reaching from the River Nethy to the top of Ben Macdui (Britain’s second highest mountain), it boasts ancient Caledonian pineforest, sweeping moorland, vital wetland and dramatic mountains. Not to mention the world-famous Loch Garten Osprey Centre.
This location has many ponds; with Northern Damselfly, Northern Emerald and White-faced Darter all breeding locally.
Image by Dave Conner.