Videos tagged with "marker"
The Kintyre Way, photo highlights of the 87 mile walk using Lumix TZ10 and LX3 [14:15]
Opening in 1997 the newest long distance walk in Scotland covers the entire Kintyre peninsula starting at Tarbert in the north and finishing at Southend in the south. Well waymarked by bright, light blue marker posts bearing the logo of mountains with reflections they show, not only the way of the route but also the distance covered. This is true until after Largiebaan where the distance markers have not been attached (yet). Parking the car in Tarbert, taking coffee before starting the days trek to Loch Fraioch for the first night wild camp by the loch shore. Waking to a spectacular sunrise we then headed west to Point sands passing through Clachan and Corriechrevie. After a night on the campsite the days trek took us over Deucheran Hill (329 mtr) and through the new wind farm and finally dropping into Carradale after witnessing spectacular views of the isle of Arran just a few miles over the Firth of Clyde. Wild camping here before walking through Torrisdale, Saddell and then heading over the hills again towards Meall Buidhe at 374 mtr. Wild camping again by the shore of Loch Tussa. The next morning saw our descent into the main town of the peninsula Campbeltown with a brief excursion around the heritage museum before departing up the coast to Machrihanish and the very welcoming caravan park there. Having an evening meal at the new Golf Club and a good rest saw us embark on the hardest, and longest section, over the southern headland and along the cliffs at largiebaan ...
Tags: kintyre way, mull of kintyre, Kintyre, tarbert, campbeltown, TZ10, LX3, long distance walks, scotland, campbeltown heritage centre, hiking in scotland
Cambuskenneth Abbey [04:15]
Cambuskenneth Abbey is a ruined Augustinian monastery located on an area of land enclosed by a meander of the River Forth near Stirling in Scotland. Although the abbey is largely disused, the neighbouring village of Cambuskenneth continues to be inhabited. Cambuskenneth Abbey was built by order of King David I around the year 1140. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it was initially known as the Abbey of St Mary of Stirling and sometimes simply as Stirling Abbey. The major street leading down the castle hill from the royal residences in Stirling Castle to the abbey was called St. Mary's Wynd, a name it retains. Cambuskenneth was one of the more important abbeys in Scotland, due in part to its proximity to the Royal Burgh of Stirling, a leading urban centre of the country and sometime capital. Royalty, including English King Edward and later Scottish King Robert the Bruce, prayed regularly at the abbey. Bruce held his parliament there in 1326 to confirm the succession of his son David. In 1486 Margaret of Denmark died at nearby Stirling Castle and was buried at the abbey. In 1488 her husband King James the Third was murdered at the Battle of Sauchieburn and his body was brought to Cambuskenneth Abbey for burial. The elaborate marker of his grave, which was funded by Queen Victoria, is still visible at one end of the church. The abbey fell into disuse during the Scottish Reformation. By 1559 there were few monks remaining there, and the abbey was closed and most of the buildings ...
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October Little Glenshee Ford Scotland [01:10]
October 3rd video of the ford in Little Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland. The water marker here goes up to 6ft. That would cover most people, animals and cars. This small Scottish stream, or burn as we would call it in Scotland, wasn't that high today, but it was on its way to being impassable.
Tags: October, Little Glenshee, Ford, Perthshire, Scotland
Greyfriar's Kirkyard [02:14]
Greyfriars is possibly the most famous Kirk in Edinburgh due to stories about Greyfriars Bobby. This presentation shows some of the atmospheric beauty caught in the kirkyard. All about the boundary of Greyfriars the city has grown and developed whilst the once perfect stone tombs have slowly declined showing their age. The ravages of time have only heightened the sense of mystery and of reverence amongst the markers of the dead. The clamouring sounds of contemporary living cannot break into this enclave of the dead.
Tags: Greyfriar's, Bobby, Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland, wyrdwebwonders.co.uk, phhsykes.co.uk, slideshow