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United Kingdom : Scotland

4.2 km (2.6 miles) NNW of Amhuinnsuidhe, Lewis (Island), Western Isles, Scotland, UK
Approx. altitude: 365 m (1197 ft)
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Antipode: 58°S 173°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North #3: Looking East #4: Looking South #5: Looking West #6: All the Zeros #7: Over the col - this is North Harris #8: Soay Mòr, Soay Beag and South Harris #9: Ice at the confluence #10: Looking toward the confluence - mink trap in foreground #11: Looking back from South Harris - Confluence high up in the centre of the picture #12: ...and finally... the beach - about 4 miles West from the Confluence

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#1: The Confluence

(visited by David Williams)

19-Mar-2013 -- A little bit early in the season for me to be in the mountains alone - but this confluence is too good to miss and I am not likely to pass though Harris again for a very long time, It is a straightforward walk and easy navigation - just make sure you have the right clothes and equipment - no one is going to come rescue you.

The OS map shows a path heading through the valley below the confluence - and there is one and it is in surprisingly good condition - with little bridges over culverts and a hard and dry surface - clearly very well constructed. Sadly it peters out before the road and therefore I entirely missed it going up.

It was a bit cold and windy at the confluence, with snow still on the mountain tops - so not much hanging around before pushed on to have a look over the col - amazing - remember this is Britain. In the afternoon I went for a paddle at the local beach.

Interesting highlights - being buzzed by an RAF Tornado Jet Bomber - screaming through the valley below the confluence at ~200ft above the ground - and seeing Barrack Obama on his way to Israel - how else can I explain high altitude jet fighters in finger 5 formation just ahead of a 747 all heading vaguely South-East?


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking East
#4: Looking South
#5: Looking West
#6: All the Zeros
#7: Over the col - this is North Harris
#8: Soay Mòr, Soay Beag and South Harris
#9: Ice at the confluence
#10: Looking toward the confluence - mink trap in foreground
#11: Looking back from South Harris - Confluence high up in the centre of the picture
#12: ...and finally... the beach - about 4 miles West from the Confluence
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