NX2757 : Knock Moss

near to Barlae, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Knock Moss
Knock Moss
This picture direction north across Derskelpin Moss shows the Mark of Luce Moss on the horizon beyond which is the A75. The journey to get to this grid square for a first geograph took seven hours, walking a circular route across the moors and hills and bagging another seven grid square firsts on the way. Heavy overnight rain made the walking difficult and treacherous at times.

My two walking partners and I crossed dozens of flooded burns and creeks, tore clothing on barbed fences and fell into a couple of burns for good measure (although I think it was the same one, Lannygore Burn, twice!). Not so much moor walking as bog trotting. The name Annabaglish, which was one of the forests we walked around, means "the path across the bog" and we now understand why.

It was a long hard slog to get here, but we did it and left the moors in the dark with happy faces, knowing that we had also bashed the NX25 hectad which has taken five and a half years to Geograph fully.

Credit for this achievement also goes to Brian and Billy, two experienced mountain climbers and hill walkers who accompanied me on this bog trot across the moors.
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Sunday, 13 February, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 February, 2011
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Moorland landscape   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 274 579 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.1798N 4:41.5177W
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