01-Apr-2011 -- A very lonely confluence indeed.
Having read the horror stories recounted by previous visitors I decided this should be a long "track and path" visit rather than a short cross country dash (if you are prepared to take a risk of being accused of trespass it is possible to 2WD drive to within 400m of the confluence).
I turned off the main A77 at Cairnryan and drove a little way up a small single track road. From there less than an hour of gale-assisted brisk walking on forest roads and 10 minutes following deer tracks down firebreaks brought me to within 40m of the confluence (GPS error 7m). The trees have grown up a bit since 2002 - you can pass easily along the planting lines, across would be classified as "difficult to run 20%-60%" on an orienteering map.
My GPS soon gave up "Weak GPS Signals Need A Clear View of the Sky" but by compass and pacing from the firebreak I am sure that the confluence is located just a few meters beyond the ditch (which is indicated by a linear break in the canopy on Google Earth) - so I am giving myself a +/-20m.
It was late in the afternoon, cold, windy and raining, no phone reception and no one in the world knew where I was (silly me) - getting chilled I took the necessary photographic record and attempted to jog back to my car - wind was now blowing very strongly indeed and carrying the rising "bong-bong-bong" preceding the ferry boarding announcements several kilometres over the moor.
Some primary school children have constructed a nature resource area close to the road entrance to the forest - they breed them hardy in Scotland.