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.