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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)
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Antipode: 56°S 175°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: East into the woods #3: South #4: West - across the valley #5: GPS #6: Nice spot for a dip #7: Nearby Waterfall

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#1: N at CP

(visited by David Coombs)

29-Mar-2011 -- My daughter and her family have just moved to a house in Dunoon - less than 5 miles from this point. No excuse then for not attempting the point when visiting them. I decided to follow the guidance of Gordon Spence despite my natural inclination to take the easiest route to within a few metres of the point and then plunge down through the trees.

I parked 50 yards up the road to Balagowan and then walked to the bridge over the stream that comes down Gleann Ban. The track here is being improved in readiness for the clearing of a substantial area of forest. The digger driver said 15,000 tonnes of wood would be removed. I wonder how many trees that is. Just before the river I followed the SW bank up to a point opposite the CP.

There is no path really but a fairly easy route through mostly deciduous woods and a gentle gradient. It is definitely wet under foot in places. After crossing the river the CP is a short climb up through (dead) bracken and just on the edge of the thick coniferous forest. After taking the pictures I returned the same way - with a refreshing (and cooling) dip in the stream on the way. About 2 miles round trip and less than 2 hours away from the car.


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#1: N at CP
#2: East into the woods
#3: South
#4: West - across the valley
#5: GPS
#6: Nice spot for a dip
#7: Nearby Waterfall
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