Assynt Mountains in Winter
Inverpolly, National Nature Reserve, Assynt, Scotland
Assynt is a largely treeless landscape which some people might regard as being bleak and forbidding. I prefer to think of it as a landscape whose covering has been stripped back to reveal its raw structure, where every hummock or rock takes on increased significance. It is this stark texture which creates its own beauty. The light covering of snow allows the panorama to breathe, giving an entirely different feel than if it had been blanketed by thick snow.