Lochan on Beinn Ghlas Water trapped amongst the rocky ridges on Beinn Ghlas.
Taynafead Ruin beside the A819.
River Aray Upper reaches of the river at the head of Glen Aray.
Beinn Ghlas, trigpoint Probably not the summit, but nearby. View of the Shirra Dam.
Northern slopes, Beinn Ghlas View across the rough northern slopes of Beinn Ghlas. The Shirra dam in the distance.
Tom an Aighe A small area of fertility amongst the tussocks on Beinn Ghlas.
Below Tom an Aighe Tussocky ground beneath Beinn Ghlas, a big view across the square and towards Loch Awe.
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…
Maol Accurrach Small hill above a lot of tussocks.
Tree harvesting, Acurrach Newly felled area of forest.
Druim Dubh. Moorland above Glen Shira.
Rock ridges, Beinn Ghlas. Ridges of rock near the summit of Beinn Ghlas. As usual on this hill the ridges run SW -> NE
Acurrach Amazingly a farm in an area which is either spruce or tussocky bog. They raise sheep and cattle on the surrounding moors.
Dry ground, Beinn Ghlas. View south down Glen Aray with a dryer better drained area of moorland.
Beinn Ghlas. The summit.
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.
A819 A fast stretch beneath the Munro monument.
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.
Burn on the upper slopes of Beinn Ghlas. One of the many watercourses draining the hill running through steep heathery slopes.
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.
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…
Loch Shira Wooded shoreline of Loch Shira, a bay off Loch Fyne.
Pond, Castle Mains. Farm pond with a pair of tufted ducks. (Aythya fuligula)
Stubble, Danskine. View eastwards over Hillfoot arable land towards sheep pasture.
Winter crops, Danskine. Winter sown crops. Woodland beyond dropping to the Danskine Loch
The Chesters. Site of a fort, now a leaf choked wet woodland. Near Eaglescairnie Mains.
Whittinghame Water. Below Papple. Looking downstream.
Through a shelterbelt. Horse grazing beyond a stripwood at Parks.
Colstoun Wood. Looking out of the wood into a mix of fields and woods on the Coulston Estate.
Lambs, Carfrae. Turnips out to help the ewes until the grass gets going. View west.
Woods, Danskine. View south downhill over woods north of Danskine Loch.
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.
Beech Hill. A few days after 136106 but a different season.
Hedgerow, Gamuerlston Bridge. Old machinery, hay turner?
Round bales near Stoneypath. One of the great geograph cliches.. round bales. View SE towards the Lammermuir Hills.
Lambing pens. Sheltered areas for safe lambings. The threat of snow is always present in springtime, especially 200m up in the Lammermuir Hills.
Park Strip. The woods protect the fields of this square from cold and snow bearing winds off the Lammermuir Hills. View southeastward.
Woods,Quarryford. South along the edge of some woodland.
Donolly Burn. Looking up the glen of the Donolly Burn.
Ploughed field, Newlands. Newly ploughed land below the Lammermuir Hills.
Dumbadam Burn. Farmland around Dumbadam Burn
Twinlaw Ford. Ford optional, bridge courtesy of the Southern Upland Way budget. The burn was quite high. View west.
Sheep and Fank. Traditional round drystone sheep fold beside the Dye Water.
Holy Moley! Field trashed by the little blighters. The highest cultivated land on the Dye Water.
Sculpture, SUW. By a gate beside the new path carrying the Southern Upland Way, a simply carved lump of wood.
Killpallet Burn. Sometimes a ford, and a notorious icy corner, the boundary between Berwickshire and East Lothian. (Also local authority border, East Lothian/Scottish Borders)
Dye Water. A shallow steep sided glen. Steep banks ensured the survival of the rowan tree.
Acurrach Cattle above the access road to Acurrach.