|Title||Findlay's Seat Findlay's Seat is marked on the maps at the top of the track between the plantations. I have no idea who Findlay was, or why he or she had a seat up here, because there is no evidence that there was ever a building here.|
|Photo's author||Anne Burgess User stats Author's photos|
|Source||Wikimedia Commons image|
|Date||22 Mar 2007 00:00:00|
|Original size||640 x 427|
|Retrieved from source on||16 Mar 2012 03:23:28 (UTC)|
Findlay's Seat Findlay's Seat is marked on the maps at the top of the track between the plantations. I have no idea who Findlay was, or why he or she had a seat up here, because there is no evidence t…
Teindland Forest This track and fence mark the boundary between two different forest blocks. The 1982 1:50,000 map shows forest on the right, but not on the left. This is looking up towards 'Findlay's…
Teindland Forest This new road isn't on the map yet.
Teindland Forest This is a bit of a puzzle - it's a round hollow in the red till which blankets the land around here, but there's no evidence that it has been used to extract road metal.
View from Findlay's Seat
Hunt Hill A boggy pool in the peat breaks the monotony of the ranks of conifers on Hunt Hill.
Moss of Findlayseat This open gate leading to a forest track through the larch plantation on Hunt Hill was a very welcome sight after plodding through almost a mile of rank heather and bog.
Teindland Forest The clear felled area provides a view south towards Ben Aigan on the skyline.
Larch These larches are in bud; within a week or so, if the good weather holds, they will be green with new needles.
Larch Twigs Moss and lichen cover an older branch, but the hanging twigs are unaffected.
Teindland Forest A gap in the dense planting allows the sky to be reflected in a small pool by the forest track.
Moss of Findlayseat Looking down from a corner of the forest plantation on Hunt Hill towards Teindland Forest beyond the heather moor.
Teindland Forest Fallen trees lie across a firebreak in a section planted with larches.
Teindland Forest Most of this square is occupied by forestry. Here there are Larch and Scots Pine, and the whitich patches on the ground are reindeer moss.
Teindland Forest A clear-felled area in the middle of the forest. In the distance there is a glimpse of Fochabers, and the highest point on the skyline is the Bin of Cullen.
Moss of Findlayseat It's not even easy to name this place, because it is singularly lacking in features. The willow scrub probably indicates a wetter area, but I elected not to investigate closely. Ot…
Lesliefield A deep drainage ditch across the felled area above the ruined farm buildings. Young spalings have been planted in the area above the ditch.
Sourdenhead This is the highest point of the road, where it crosses the headwaters of the Burn of Sourden.
Woodside This pond is by the forest road above Lesliefield. The 1:25,000 map shows a building near here, the croft of Woodside, of which I could find no trace. The pond looks fairly recent. In the dis…
Burn of Sourden This is where the burn begins to drop down into the deep gully it has carved for itself in the soft till. The blue in the foreground, sadly, is rusting corrugated iron, rather than run…
Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom osm