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United Kingdom : Scotland

2.7 km (1.7 miles) NW of Backies, Highland, Scotland, UK
Approx. altitude: 123 m (403 ft)
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Antipode: 58°S 176°E

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view west over the CP, 400 m afar #3: coordinates #4: view east #5: view north #6: view west #7: view south #8: carpark and view to the Dornoch Firth #9: Dunrobin Castle #10: morning light over Cromarty Firth

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  58°N 4°W (visit #9)  

#1: general view northwest of the confluence

(visited by Ingo Scholz)

28-Aug-2006 -- This might be one of the easiest CP’s in Scotland – nevertheless a beautiful place and worth a visit. After a side glance to the gorgeous scenery of Dunrobin Castle not far from the CP I took the single-track road northwest, passed Backies and parked the car just 400m east of 58N 4W.

A 15 minutes walk through the flowering heather, over two fences and across a rough pasture, curiously watched by some adolescent highland cattle, brought me to the place on the banks of the Golspie Burn. The weather was bracing, clouds alternated with sunny spots and the north-western wind carried a pleasant fragrance of honey over the hills. So it was a really enjoyable walk before lunchtime.

Back to the car at noon I started to feel out the northwest of Scotland, hopefully the weather would stay nice to visit 58N 5W the next day.


 All pictures
#1: general view northwest of the confluence
#2: view west over the CP, 400 m afar
#3: coordinates
#4: view east
#5: view north
#6: view west
#7: view south
#8: carpark and view to the Dornoch Firth
#9: Dunrobin Castle
#10: morning light over Cromarty Firth
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)