The Peatlands of Caithness & Sutherland are billed as the largest/ best preserved blanket peat bog in the world. Seen from the heights of one of the hills of caithness they form a vast expanse of flat peatland dappled with small stretches of water (known as "dubh lochans" or black lakes in the local Gaelic language). In the heart of the Peatlands is Forsinard - not so much a village as a few houses, a hotel and a railway station. It is home to the Royal Society for the protection of Birds' Forsinard Nature reserve, and the disused railway station has been converted into a tiny visitor centre for the peatlands. A few yards away is the start of a short walking trail that goes out onto an area of blanket bog. The RSPB run guided walks out onto the bog to see the peat and its rich array of flora and fauna. You can also experience the sensation of the whole ground shaking beneath you as you walk....

 

More at http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide...