Getting to know your Upland Plants.

11/08/2018 - 11/08/2018

Brig ' Turk

Non-residential starting from £15.00

About

Plants are such widespread organisms that many people take them for granted and tend either not to notice them or crush them underfoot en route to the summits. We have a varied flora here in Britain and many of our plants have, in the past, had interesting uses and many also have intriguing stories which can be told about them. As a mountain leader its a real asset to be able to name some of the plants and share more interesting information about them, some of there stories can prove an invaluable tool to either give a group an excuse for a breather or to help gather them together and enhance their own knowledge.

This workshop is aimed at both trainee MLs and as a CPD opportunity for qualified ones (worth 1 point). The objective is to help participants to identify some of the easily recognised & more common plants on our hillsides, and more importantly, to discover a little more about them – perhaps how they were used for food or medicine, or alternatively some lore or stories about them. It is not a formal botany workshop – Latin names will not be used and no prior knowledge is assumed. But for every plant which is mentioned a wee anecdote or interesting fact will be given.

Meeting Point - Glen Finglas Visitor Gateway - NN546065.

These workshops are provided by member Arthur Jones from Trossachs Treks who has a depth of knowledge about our upland plants and previously ran workshops for MTA with great feedback from members

Where And When

Start
11/08/2018 10:00
End
11/08/2018 16:00
Maximum Bookings
8
Bookings
5
Venue
Brig ' Turk
Town
Callander
County
Stirling
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
56.23000
Longitude
-4.34000

CPD Points

CPD Points
1.00

Contact

Provider
Mountain Training Association
Telephone
01877 382682
Email

Booking

  • Standard

    £15.00
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Other Dates

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