NN0261 : View up Dubh Ghlac

taken 4 years ago, near to Onich, Highland, Great Britain

View up Dubh Ghlac
View up Dubh Ghlac
Dubh-ghlac is an approximately 2km long narrow glen running NE from the A82 in Onich. The name means "dark narrow glen" but it is also known as the Onich Dry River Gorge or the Onich Gorge.

It is believed to be the old course of the Abhainn Righ (River Righ/Ree or perhaps River of the King) before being diverted to the current course, possibly as the result of glacial action. The current flat gorge bottom is visible.

Taken above a small steep cliff, an SSSI, of white Appin Quartzite still bearing the ripple marks of the old sea bed prior to metamorphic change.
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Lowlands  Geological interest  Woodland, Forest  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0269 6196 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:42.4514N 5:13.4982W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0257 6186
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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