NM8757 : Hut Circles near summit of Creach Bheinn

taken 27 years ago, 3 km from Kilmalieu, Highland, Great Britain

Hut Circles  near summit of Creach Bheinn
Hut Circles near summit of Creach Bheinn
When I first encountered these huts I,like many others, puzzled as to their purpose. Especially at such an altitude and inhospitable location. However,Beinn Creach with its panoramic views, was selected as a base station for the Ordnance Survey in the early 19th century. These 'hut circles' were stone walls built around the tents of their camp to protect from inclement weather. As a mountaineer and navigator I acknowledge my debt to these men and pay tribute to their skill and dedication.
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NM8757, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 May, 1992   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 January, 2009
Category
Hut circle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8710 5772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:39.7594N 5:28.5381W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8718 5784
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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