The Taking of Dulslouch and Laight Moor
The last two green squares in NX07 were either side of Loch Ryan so a planned assault started with the capture of NX0073 on the North Rhins Coast. The journey to bag this square began as part of a longer walk during the Newton Stewart Walking Festival between Cairnside and Kirkcolm Link and ended at Dulslouch with a shot of the North Rhins Coastline to Corsewall Point.
The last green square in NX07 was on the other side of Loch Ryan to the east, so four days later I took myself off to Little Laight Hill above Loch Ryan to walk across the moors and forest to get NX0771 on Laight Moor.
This journey was a bit trickier and started at the Taxing Stane in NX0670;
followed a farm track across the moors to the edge of the forest in NX0671;
through a farm gate
and along the line of a stane wall that bordered the forest,
and finally to a small triangle of moorland to the south of the wood at Laight Moor and a picture of the forest
Two green’uns in four days with Loch Ryan in the middle to finish NX07. I couldn’t complete this report without doffing my cap to my fellow Geographers who did much more leg work than I to complete this hectad, so hats off and well done also to Billy McCrorie Link and Mary and Angus Hogg Link
- Fri, 18 May 2012 at 14:27
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