Rock ridges, Beinn Ghlas. Ridges of rock near the summit of Beinn Ghlas. As usual on this hill the ridges run SW -> NE
Druim Dubh. Moorland above Glen Shira.
Dry ground, Beinn Ghlas. View south down Glen Aray with a dryer better drained area of moorland.
Beinn Ghlas. The summit.
Maol Accurrach Small hill above a lot of tussocks.
Acurrach Cattle above the access road to Acurrach.
Tree harvesting, Acurrach Newly felled area of forest.
Below Tom an Aighe Tussocky ground beneath Beinn Ghlas, a big view across the square and towards Loch Awe.
Tom an Aighe A small area of fertility amongst the tussocks on Beinn Ghlas.
River Aray Upper reaches of the river at the head of Glen Aray.
Lochan on Beinn Ghlas Water trapped amongst the rocky ridges on Beinn Ghlas.
Taynafead Ruin beside the A819.
Northern slopes, Beinn Ghlas View across the rough northern slopes of Beinn Ghlas. The Shirra dam in the distance.
Beinn Ghlas, trigpoint Probably not the summit, but nearby. View of the Shirra Dam.
Roadside quarry Yet another parking place taken out. Seems a popular occupation. Digging a ditch is one way , usually they dump boulders. Still possible to stop for the woodland quarry beside Loch Fyn…
Loch Shira Wooded shoreline of Loch Shira, a bay off Loch Fyne.
Southwest to Northeast, Beinn Ghlas. Rocky ridge, one of many on the western slopes of Beinn Ghlas. This hill would make a very fine orienteering venue. Gentle slopes but complex contours.
Moorland, west of Beinn Ghlas. Tussocky grass gives way to heather on the better drained slopes.
Logpile. Many of the trees around Acurrach are being felled. Here they await the lorries.
Glen Aray Much of the square has been planted with commercial forestry. The northern part is still moorland with the, usual for this hill, Southwest-northeast grain of rocky ridges. View down into upp…
Glacial deposits Cone shaped hills show where streams beneath or upon glaciers formed waterfalls depositing gravels. In folklore they are the homes of fairies. Rather tussocky bog.
Burn on the upper slopes of Beinn Ghlas. One of the many watercourses draining the hill running through steep heathery slopes.
Bogs, Glen Aray Bogs at the head of Glen Aray. The forest that encroaches into the square is being felled. Beyond, cloud covered Ben Cruachan.
A819 A fast stretch beneath the Munro monument.
Dumbadam Burn. Farmland around Dumbadam Burn
Colstoun Wood. Looking out of the wood into a mix of fields and woods on the Coulston Estate.
Through a shelterbelt. Horse grazing beyond a stripwood at Parks.
Lambs, Carfrae. Turnips out to help the ewes until the grass gets going. View west.
Ploughed field, Newlands. Newly ploughed land below the Lammermuir Hills.
Donolly Burn. Looking up the glen of the Donolly Burn.
Pond, Castle Mains. Farm pond with a pair of tufted ducks. (Aythya fuligula)
Woods,Quarryford. South along the edge of some woodland.
Whittinghame Water. Below Papple. Looking downstream.
The Chesters. Site of a fort, now a leaf choked wet woodland. Near Eaglescairnie Mains.
Winter crops, Danskine. Winter sown crops. Woodland beyond dropping to the Danskine Loch
Stubble, Danskine. View eastwards over Hillfoot arable land towards sheep pasture.
Park Strip. The woods protect the fields of this square from cold and snow bearing winds off the Lammermuir Hills. View southeastward.
Lambing pens. Sheltered areas for safe lambings. The threat of snow is always present in springtime, especially 200m up in the Lammermuir Hills.
Round bales near Stoneypath. One of the great geograph cliches.. round bales. View SE towards the Lammermuir Hills.
Hedgerow, Gamuerlston Bridge. Old machinery, hay turner?
Beech Hill. A few days after 136106 but a different season.
Across the Donolly Burn. Arable land in two states either side of the glen carrying the Donolly Burn and its reservoir. Lammermuir scarp in the distance.
Woods, Danskine. View south downhill over woods north of Danskine Loch.
John Dippie's Well. Stone by a spring. Near Twinlaw Ford.
Geese, Wedder Lairs. Passing geese flying north.
Dye Water. Quite full today, cutting into the hillside, there are several of these scars along the river.
Cat Cleuch. Descent off the moors, gullies show previous road lines. Footpath erosion is not a new phenomenon.
Byrecleuch. South from near Byrecleuch with a plantation above the Hall Burn.
Dyke, Twin Law. Southern Upland Way stile and gate just east of the summit.
Acurrach Amazingly a farm in an area which is either spruce or tussocky bog. They raise sheep and cattle on the surrounding moors.