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Autumn Foliage

Though Scots Pine is definitely the king of the Highlands, in autumn it lets other trees outshine it with beautiful colors

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In spite of its fame for being an evergreen pine country, Scotland still has some colors to show off during the autumn months. The deciduous areas of the Scottish Highlands dress up in yellow, orange, red, russet, gold, and amber hues between late September and October. This is definitely a great time to hike in the mountains among glens and lochs with the surrounding colorful trees that make for a particularly charming scenery.

Scotland is home to the legendary Caledonian Forest, which is one of the most ancient forests in the UK that still lives on. After all, about a fifth of Scotland is covered in trees, mostly in the Highlands. Inchcailloch and the Loch Lomond Oakwoods, as well as Cairngorms National Park, are the best examples of native Scottish flora.

Inverness is famous for its most amazing scenery fall views. A city on Scotland’s northeast coast is the center of Scottish Highlands, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth.

Perthshire is another especially beautiful area, that stretches from the valley of the River Earn to a small village of Comrie in Southern Highlands. Fall is the best time to explore this historic village and the national scenic area around the river Earn. The nature around Comrie and other towns promise many postcard-perfect views.

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