SAW029892 SCOTLAND (1950). Ben Nevis, Carn Beag Dearg and Aonach Mor. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south.

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Title [SAW029892] Ben Nevis, Carn Beag Dearg and Aonach Mor. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south.
Reference SAW029892
Date 1950
Link Canmore Collection item 1269540
Place name
Easting / Northing 216520, 777840
Longitude / Latitude -5.0095745659127, 56.855813837028
National Grid Reference NN165778


WWII Lundy Civil QF/QL decoy site This appears to be the field containing this decoy site from the shape and field boundaries. There are regular shapes in the ground still visible from the bunds which can be just seen in this image. There were no permanent structures in the field, the control bunker is about half a mile a way. Canmore ID 277265 Site Number NN17NE 16 NGR NN 1548 7693

Tuesday 26th of June 2012 10:11:59 AM
Great Glen Cattle Ranch shelter

Tuesday 26th of June 2012 10:05:47 AM
This is probably the shelter at NN 1703 7919 with the three Carn an Doctair resting cairns visible nearby at the roadside. Neither site has a Canmore record.

Tuesday 26th of June 2012 10:24:29 AM

User Comment Contributions

Traces of the WWII Decoy Site can just be made out.

Saturday 3rd of May 2014 10:33:13 PM
At 4,409 feet (1344 metres) Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in Britain. Its geology is volcanic and catastrophic - it is essentially the remains of a large volcano that imploded in the Devonian period, leaving a mixture of granite and basalt which was then extensively eroded by glaciation.

Ben Nevis attractes thousands of walkers every year, who take the well-worn 'tourist' path to its summit, and has some of the finest and most challenging summer and winter rock-climbing routes in the country.

It has also been the site of many fatalities, owing to the complex topography of its summit plateau.

Friday 7th of December 2012 11:58:55 AM