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United Kingdom : Scotland

7.7 km (4.8 miles) SSE of Ruthven, Highland, Scotland, UK
Approx. altitude: 584 m (1915 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 57°S 176°E

Accuracy: 3.0 km (1.9 mi)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Not the most exciting views en route... #3: Turnaround point #4: Heading back to the car, with darkness falling #5: Almost dark.  Thank goodness for headtorches!

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  57°N 4°W (visit #5) (incomplete) 

#1: Looking towards the confluence point, way at the end of the valley

(visited by Martin Little and Richard Lloyd)

15-Nov-2004 -- Whilst staying at nearby Muckrach Castle on a short group holiday, Rich and I decided to see if we could bag our second confluence point. We set out slightly later than we'd hoped for, and after buying some new boots got going after parking in the forest as handily described here.

What Rich and I both managed to do was misread the easiest way to get there as described in previous attempts ... and the map. Instead of heading straight out along the road, we decided to attack through the forest, into waist-high heather and ferns. After several hours of fighting our way along, and crossing a river, we were still a long way from the point, and light was fading fast (general area picture).

We called a halt to our attempt (final GPS reading here) on what was turning into a dreich Scottish autumn afternoon and decided to come back another time.

There are some further photos here.


 All pictures
#1: Looking towards the confluence point, way at the end of the valley
#2: Not the most exciting views en route...
#3: Turnaround point
#4: Heading back to the car, with darkness falling
#5: Almost dark. Thank goodness for headtorches!
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
09-Aug-14  27-May-14  Ingo Scholz  yes  pending