LNHG Field Trip: The Ben Lora trail – Saturday 17th August 2019

With a lot of the conifers now felled, the ascent of Ben Lora has been transformed and gives fine views and access to interesting habitats. We should see a wide range of insect and plant species as well of plenty of evidence that the fungal season has arrived.

Date and time: Sat 17 August, 10.00 a.m.

Meeting place: Ben Lora forestry car park. Coming from Oban, it’s on the right immediately before the Benderloch filling station. Coming from the north, it’s on the left immediately after the Benderloch filling station.

Terrain: Uphill all the way, from near sea-level to about 230 m. There is a well-made track along the route but we are likely to investigate places off the track that may be wet, muddy, thorny, covered with fallen branches and other hazards. Be prepared for ticks and midges. If you are coming on this field trip please read our Health and Safety Policy on

To bring: Packed lunch, hot drink, clothing for all weathers, stout waterproof footwear, camera, binoculars, hand lens, GPS, ID books, notebook, insect repellent (all optional).
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