|Title||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.|
|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||02 Mar 2012 18:39:01 (UTC)|
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.
Hunt Hill A boggy pool in the peat breaks the monotony of the ranks of conifers on Hunt Hill.
Teindland Forest This new road isn't on the map yet.
View from Findlay's Seat
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…
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.
Moss of Findlayseat Looking down from a corner of the forest plantation on Hunt Hill towards Teindland Forest beyond the heather moor.
Larch These larches are in bud; within a week or so, if the good weather holds, they will be green with new needles.
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 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.
Lesliefield The 1:25,000 map shows this in the middle of forest, but as can be seen, the forest has been felled, allowing the abandoned buildings to be seen in context.
Lesliefield Extensive ruins of a hill farm. The 1881 census records that it was uninhabited even then.
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…
Sourdenhead This is the highest point of the road, where it crosses the headwaters of the Burn of Sourden.
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…
Teindland Forest The fallen trees at the left have made the road shown on the map totally impassable, but fortunately it was not too rough going round by the unplanted area across the burn.
Sourdenhead. It was a bit of a surprise coming across these fire beaters so far from the forest entrance. Let us hope they will never be needed!
Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom osm