DH Tiger Moth G-AKCH

Blairdenon Hill/Greenforet Hill, Ochils

 
     
 
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PAGE 1-B:   Approach Route Photos

 

 

 

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DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AKCH at Blairdenon Hill / Greenforet Hill, Ochil Hills

 

 

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Approach Route Photos

 

 

BELOW: Leaving the car park for the trek up Alva Glen to Blairdenon Hill.

 

Leaving the car park for the trek up the glen to Blairdenon.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: One of the waterfalls on the way up the riverside path.

 

One of the waterfalls on the way up the riverside path.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This photo shows the quality of the path at this point.

 

This photo shows the quality of the path at this point.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Obstruction ahead. Pass this point at your own risk!

 

Obstruction ahead. Pass this point at your own risk!

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A bridge across the river.

 

A bridge across the river.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The now-derelict sluice gate bridge, which once controlled water flow from the dam behind the waterfall.

 

The now-derelict sluice gate bridge, which once controlled water flow from the dam behind the waterfall.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The footbridge. The old disused sluice gate bridge can be seen at the centre-right of the photo.

 

The footbridge. The old disused sluice gate bridge can be seen at the centre-right of the photo.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Further up the track. The steep slope on the left leads down to the river.

 

Further up the track. The steep slope on the left lead down to the river.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking back down the track toward the villages of Clackmannanshire with the River Forth just visible in the distant background.

 

Looking back down the track toward the villages of Clackmannanshire with the River Forth just visible in the distant background.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A sheer rock outcrop known as the 'Smugglers Cave' (although not really a cave).

 

A sheer rock outcrop known as 'Smugglers Cave' (although not really a cave).

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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BELOW (next 2 photos): More views of the deep gully and adjacent hillside.

 

More views of the deep gully and adjacent hillside.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: View from inside the 'Smugglers Cave'.

 

The waterfall in the centre drops about 20ft from an inaccessible pool, which can't be seen in the photo. The river drops about 150ft straight down from above into that pool.

 

View from inside the 'Smugglers Cave'.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Back on track. Getting closer to Blairdenon Hill.

 

Back on track. Getting closer to Blairdenon Hill.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another of the many streams / waterfalls en route to Blairdenon.

 

Another of the many streams / waterfalls en route to Blairdenon.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of one of the waterfalls.

 

A closer view of one of the waterfalls.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A river flowing down the glen.

 

A river flowing down the glen.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Alva Burn flowing down the glen toward the Firth of Forth.

 

One of the rivers flowing down the glen toward the Firth of Forth.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The above photo overlaid with route lines.

 

Yellow broken lines indicate outward route toward Blairdenon Hill via Alva Glen. Red broken lines indicate (alternative) return route back toward car park.

 

The above photo overlaid with route lines.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking down the glen toward Alva, Alloa, Kincardine and other towns and villages in Clackmannanshire. Grangemouth and Bo'ness lie on the opposite side of the Forth.

 

Kincardine Bridge, Longannet Power Station and the River Forth / Firth of Forth is just visible in the distance.

 

Looking down the glen toward Alva and other villages in Clackmannanshire.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of Longannet Power Station, Kincardine Bridge and the Firth of Forth.

 

The hill in the centre distance is Bengengie, where Spitfire R6983 crashed.

 

A closer view of Kincardine Bridge, Longannet Power Station and the Forth.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Bengengie on the left, Blairdenon on the right and Menstrie Moss in the distance between them.

 

Bengengie on the left, Blairdenon on the right and Menstrie Moss in the distance between them.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

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