NG2539 : Signs of cultivation

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Orabost, Highland, Great Britain

Signs of cultivation
Signs of cultivation
A township of some fourteen dwellings called Idrigill existed on the hill beyond the valley until the clearances in the 1860's.
A vast area of land around the township still bears evidence of having been cultivated in lazy beds - strips of raised ground with drainage channels between. The strips were mostly used for growing potatoes.
To this day, the vegetation on the beds here on the south facing slope of Beinn na Moine, is just grass, with very little heather or moss to be seen.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 October, 2009
Category
Lazy beds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 252 393 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:21.7046N 6:34.2243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 252 395
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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