BYE BYE BALMACAAN’S

Thu 24th March 2011


I try to add a bit of humour and tongue in cheek stuff to the blog, but this is not the time.
I was not happy to find this out. Especially on my birthday week.
The scale of the scoped Wind Farm in the Balmacaan’s is truly monstrous in both concept and morality. 
I have been fortunate to walk through here once before
after a tip from Mr Sloman who exalted it’s beauty.
He was not wrong

This year I plan to go back. Originally I was going to go to Drum via Eskdale Moor, but now I am definitely going to do my Balmacaan route. I’ll leave Eskdale to another time unless they bugger that up as well which is highly likely.
Even in mist with poor visibility the Balmacaan’s have an aura about them, and I would agree with Humph’s comment on the message board. If you can go then do so now before the moment is gone. It is a magnificent and sometimes spectral place. Sadly I have few photo’s due to camera battery issues, but I have put some on and grabbed a couple off Geograph to show the beauty of this magnificent place. I’ll be taking extra batteries this time.


I will repeat now an earlier comment I made on Alan’s blog.
If you went into the British Museum with a sledge hammer and started smashing things you would get arrested for criminal damage. This is no different other than the fact it is endorsed by BIG business, Vote grabbing politicians, Greedy landowners, and is being bulldozed through (excuse the pun – not intended) with cunning handouts, and spin.


So if you are not sure whether to go have a look then have a peek at some of these images, and also at some of Alan’s photo’s on his blog.

Loch na Beinne Moire







River Enrick
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Roger McLachlan and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Ford on tributary of the River Coilte
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Loch a’ Mhuillin and Meall a’ Chrathaich
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Rob Woodall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Loch Liath
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Loch nam Meirleach
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Rob Woodall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


Allt Bhlaraidh
The Allt Bhlaraidh carries water from the small reservoir, Loch Liath to another small one, Bhlaraidh Reservoir. The distant hill with a telecoms aerial is Sron na Muic the eastern top of Burach.
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Just a glimpse of a truly breathtaking, beautiful, wild and primeval place.
What will it all look like in 10 years time, and what will the next generations understanding of wild places be?

IT IS JUST SAD & I AM VERY P!$$£D 0££!

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