NJ0204 : Upper Strath Nethy

near to Garbh Allt [water Feature], Highland, Great Britain

Upper Strath Nethy
Upper Strath Nethy
Strath Nethy is a glacially enlarged valley based on a former water-cut valley, but subsequently its upper end was over-run by active ice moving across it at about 45 degrees to its course. The headwaters of the Nethy have therefore been captured by the Avon, visible beyond as Loch Avon. Some divergent ice would still have funnelled down Strath Nethy, and rocks would have fallen on it from the crags opposite, then to be deposited in blocky moraines in the valley floor. The moraines and the generally poor drainage (visible in the middle distance) make this the roughest path in the Cairngorms, in my opinion. The mountain in the centre is Cairn Gorm and on the far skyline is Ben Macdui, North top.
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for NJ0204)
Date Taken
Sunday, 14 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Uplands 
Place (from Tags)
Cairn Gorm 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 0212 0432 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:7.1615N 3:37.0861W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 0292 0495
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Cairngorms  Cairngorms National Park  Edge of Upland Plateau  Valley  Valley Side  Strath  Nethy  Avon  Moraine  Glaciated Valley 

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