10 This picture was taken in 2006. These trees were felled
Here we have gone past the cairn at the west end of the
Screel ridge and are ready to descend from the ridge.
If you are going to take the green and black route back
down the forest road to the car you will find a rough
path going to your left at the bottom of this first wee
sharp descent. This rough path takes you through a felled
area and then onto the forest road. Since the trees were
felled you now get good views over Auchencairn Bay as
you come down this forest track
My description of the old route through these trees is
If you are going on to Bengairn, which you can see at
the top of the picture, you will have to go up through
these tree - this is the awkward bit I mentioned in Page
01. You can either follow the dyke and risk getting you
feet wet (following the dark line up through the trees).
Or you can keep to the right over the bare patch you can
see to the right of the picture, on the heather. We will
take to the heather.
Since the trees were felled you can follow the vehicle
tracks up and over Mid Hill.