the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : Scotland

2.7 km (1.7 miles) NW of Backies, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 123 m (403 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 58°S 176°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: The proof #6: Gordon #7: Waterfall

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#1: North

(visited by Gordon Spence and Lynn Spence)

10-May-2005 -- It's annual summer holiday time, and again we have come up to the North-East of Scotland. We are staying in Aberlour, which is an excellent base to explore the Scottish Highlands from.

This morning we went to Ullapool, then after lunch at the "chippie" by the pier - which incidentally was voted the best in the UK last year by BBC radio 4 listeners - it was over the hills to revisit this spot.

When I came here last year it was on my own as it was a four hour drive from where we were staying, this year I had my wife Lynn for company.

It would be fair to say though that she wasn't overly happy at the terrain we had to tramp through and that it was a cool and quite windy day!

Having been here before I knew the quickest rute to the spot. Park up in the layby just before the bridge over the stream, hop over the guardrail and march off down the hill.

Some 20 minutes or so later and the spot is succesfully reached. Take the photo's to prove it, and then climb bak up the hill and back to our holiday cottage for a celebratory whisky

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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: The proof
#6: Gordon
#7: Waterfall
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