BP P.82 Defiant T4042

Lammermuir Hills, Borders

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-B:  Approach Route Photos

 

 

Approach Route Photos

 

 

NOTE: There's a few options to reach this one. I chose to walk in from the north east, parking at the Faseny Bridge on the Gifford to Longformacus Road. [Gary Nelson]

 

 

BELOW: Parking at Faseny Bridge.

 

Parking at Faseny Bridge.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The dirt road from Faseny Bridge to the south west is referred to as the 'Pylon Road' for fairly obvious reasons!

 

The dirt road from Faseny Bridge to the south west is referred to as the 'Pylon Road' for fairly obvious reasons!

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking back down the pylon road towards Pensheil Hill on the far side of Faseny Water.

 

Looking back down the pylon road towards Pensheil Hill on the far side of Faseny Water.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The pylon road leads into a wind farm.

 

The pylon road leads into a wind farm.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The unspoilt beauty of the Lammermuirs Hills; pylons, wind turbines, mobile phone masts and a large electricity sub station!

 

Hunt Law is the Hill straight ahead in the distance, past this point is a maze of dirt roads leading off in all directions.

 

The unspoilt beauty of the Lammermuirs Hills, pylons, wind turbines, mobile phone masts and a large electricity sub station!

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Most of the dirt roads are dead ends, terminating at each wind turbine.

 

Most of the dirt roads are dead ends, terminating at each wind turbine.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos): Looking back down the 'Pylon Road' from where it crosses the 'Herring Road' (sign pointing left).

 

    NOTE: "The Herring Road:

    One of the ancient routes traversing this range of hills led from Dunbar to Lauderdale in the Scottish Borders, where fishwives travelled to sell the 'silver darlings' — enough to see folks through the long winters, giving the name 'Herring Road' to this route."

 

(next 2 photos): Looking back down the 'Pylon Road' from where it crosses the 'Herring Road'.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Just after crossing the Herring road the main wind farm access road which comes up past Dye Cottage is joined. The communications mast on the horizon is nearest the crash site, so I planned on leaving my bike beside that. [Gary]

 

Just after crossing the Herring road the main wind farm access road which comes up past Dye Cottage is joined.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The substation below Hunt Law.

 

The substation below Hunt Law.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : A rare photo opportunity without a wind turbine. Dye Water. To reach the radio mast necessitated going down and over the small bridge then doubling back up the other side.

 

(next 2 photos) : A rare photo opportunity without a wind turbine. Dye Water.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: At least I would have no problem finding my bike again. [Gary]

 

The pylon road from Faseny Bridge can be seen on the other side of the valley. There appears to be a small wind turbine in front of my bike on this photo but it is an optical illusion as it is a full size turbine about 180m (200yds) directly behind the mast.

 

At least I would have no problem finding my bike again. [Gary]

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: From the radio mast it is only about 0.4km (a quarter of a mile) to the crash site.

 

From the radio mast it is only about 0.4km (a quarter of a mile) to the crash site.

 

Photo: (©) 2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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