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The Taking of the Final Four

62 months ago
Track west of Craignarget Hill
The Machars literally “the Plains (of Galloway)" is a peninsula in Galloway in the south-west of Scotland. The word is derived from the Gaelic word Machair meaning low lying or level land, known as "links" on the east coast of Scotland. Although there are no high peaks in the Machars, it is not flat and would best be described as undulating or rolling. The North Atlantic Drift or Gulf Stream creates a mild climate in which plants normally associated with the Southern Hemisphere can thrive,...
completing the machars

The Taking of Beyond the Point

76 months ago
Beyond the Point of Lag - Back Bay
Following on from The Taking of the Last of the Machars on the 8th May 2011 it became clear that additional land had been sighted (land ahoy!) on the improved mapping now used by Geograph resulting in two new additional grid squares being added to NX33 LinkExternal link. NX3539 LinkExternal link and NX3638 LinkExternal link to outward appearances look to be “all at sea” however closer inspection of OS 1:25000 mapping...
rocks shorleline coast machars completing a hectad

The Taking of the Last of the Machars

77 months ago
Lochanscadden
The Machars also known as the Plains of Galloway is a peninsula in South West Scotland roughly extending from Glenluce in the west to Newton Stewart in the east and all points south of the A75 to the Isle of Whithorn. The word is derived from the Gaelic word Machair meaning low lying or level land. Although there are no high peaks in the Machars, it is not flat and would best be described as undulating or rolling. The North Atlantic Drift or Gulf Stream creates a mild climate in which...
machars shoreline coast bay view cliffs completing a hectad

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