A Walk in the Woods Posted on 2014-11-07 by Tim Details from a walk in the Black Woods of Rannoch, one of the Caledonian Forest reserves, in September. A slight haze of sunlight shimmering across the tops of ferns, woodland on the south shore of Loch Rannoch An unexpected encounter – somehow this leaf was just dangling, suspended in mid-air from a fine thread. Pine and birch trees amongst heather. The woodland path was absolutely covered in cluster outcrops of small mushrooms. Footpath. Exactly what it says on the sign.