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United Kingdom : Scotland

2.1 km (1.3 miles) NNE of Clachaig, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
Approx. altitude: 113 m (370 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 56°S 175°E

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: the north - a pine tree #3: and east - some more #4: and south - a whole hillside of them #5: and west - guess what it's a pine tree #6: GPS

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  56°N 5°W (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: a small waterfall 75m from the confluence

(visited by Christopher Anton)

05-Sep-2005 -- Continued from 57N 5W. This was supposed to be one of the easier Scottish confluences but as per usual was very wet underfoot.

I set off from Greenock and caught the ferry to Dunoon - about a 20 minute crossing - in misty weather and then drove the 5 miles or so and parked opposite the Scottish Forestry Commission offices and walked along the track. After checking with one of the locals that a right of way existed along the track I made my way to the little stream which the map showed the confluence was near (1km away). It seems to have been made easy for confluence hunters because a waymarked "forest walk" has been made alongside the stream up the valley, although "bog walk" would be a better description.

I followed the track for about 1km and it became obvious that I was on the wrong side of the stream. Happily it was easy to find places to ford and I climbed steeply up the other side to the confluence. Like most confluences in woods the views are not very spectacular, so I also took this view about 75m north of the confluence showing one of series of waterfalls on the stream. Pics 2-5 are at the confluence showing North, East, South and West.

A pleasant walk back to the car, passing the time-of-day with the same local and I set off on the long journey to spend the night at Ballater ready for 57N 3W in the morning.


 All pictures
#1: a small waterfall 75m from the confluence
#2: the north - a pine tree
#3: and east - some more
#4: and south - a whole hillside of them
#5: and west - guess what it's a pine tree
#6: GPS
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