NH5043 : Beech trees on Castlehill

taken 9 years ago, near to Balblair, Highland, Great Britain

Beech trees on Castlehill
Beech trees on Castlehill
Castlehill is a steep ridge beside the River Beauly.
There are some sort of earth banks and ditches on the top of the ridge, near its south-east end. These are said to have been dug by the Duke of Cumberland, while bombarding Beaufort Castle after Culloden. Though it seems they may be facing the wrong way for this. The earthworks may actually be for protecting a nearby ford. See the Highland Council Historic Environment Record: LinkExternal link

Now the slopes of the hill are mostly covered with beech trees, with a conifer plantation along the top of the ridge.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 31 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 1 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 509 435 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:27.4601N 4:29.2039W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 509 435
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Beech Woodland 

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