This tower was created to give conservation-minded visitors an elevated and striking look-out over the Flow Country and its blanket peat bogs and associated pools. To minimise disruption to the peat, the construction is similar to that of an oil rig, built off 150mm diameter hollow piles driven to a solid base around 4m below the surface.
High-quality, durable materials were used throughout. Caithness stone is used as the finish to the ground floor and non-slip Scottish Larch boarding is used for the upper viewing deck. Simple flatbar steel is used to provide the curved handrails to the stair and around the viewing areas.
The Peatland Partnership - (RSPB, SNH, Forestry Commission, Highland Council)
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