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Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Modlach Tower, Glenesk.


Postby IainG » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:18 pm

Date walked: 24/07/2009

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After a thoroughly enjoyable walk yesterday, I decided to head back up my local glen, Glenesk, to go and have a look at another local landmark, St Andrews Tower or the Modlach Tower as it's also known. Another short but very rewarding walk.

I parked up near Millden Lodge in Glenesk. A good spot with room for 4 or 5 cars. This is often used as the start of the walk up the Corbett, Mount Battock. The GR is NO 540 789.

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I'd looked at the map and there was a track leading up the hillside opposite Fernybank. I found it, but it was fairly overgrown.

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The track fades out into a cabbage field (!), but at the top of the field, it appears again. It leads onto the flat expanse of the hillside above Mudloch Cottage.

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I think this was looking towards Mount Battock.

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This is what I'd come here to see. The first view of the Tower.

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Closer, it is an impressive structure.

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It has a door leading to a chamber big enough for 3 or 4 to stand and shelter. The sign on the door gives some history.

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In the distance, I could make out the monument on the Hill of Rowan, yesterday's walk.

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There's a big masonic connection with this monument, hence the wind vane on top. Well worth a read up online.

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Another fine walk in Glenesk.
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby mountain coward » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:29 pm

Is this the tower you can see between Glens Clova and Prosen? I was wondering what it was... still having trouble loading those pics...
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby IainG » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:39 pm

No, the tower between Clova and Prosen is the Airlie tower. Please don't give me any more ideas or I'll be over there checking it out!! :D :D

There must be a problem with your connection re: the photos. They should load in a flash as it's the link to Flickr which is normally very fast.
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby mountain coward » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:02 pm

Well I'm on dial-up here at home but I was at work earlier using their networked broadband and still had problems...
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:57 am

Iaing wrote:No, the tower between Clova and Prosen is the Airlie tower. Please don't give me any more ideas or I'll be over there checking it out!! :D :D


Yes :D Now you've finished the Munros, I can see you getting serious on towers and monuments :D

I like visiting these things too, always provide a good objective.
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby mountain coward » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:17 am

IainG wrote:No, the tower between Clova and Prosen is the Airlie tower. Please don't give me any more ideas or I'll be over there checking it out!! :D :D

There must be a problem with your connection re: the photos. They should load in a flash as it's the link to Flickr which is normally very fast.


I'm back at work again today and the photos aren't loading at all - I think the answer lies in them being on Flickr - wonder if it's when Flickr is getting too many hits?
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby Paul Webster » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:50 pm

MC, if it helps I find pics from Flickr load very slow at certain times. However, once the pics have loaded once - even if you have only looked at them on Flickr and not Walkhighlands - your computer will cache them and they will then load instantly every time after that. I use Flickr for storing old images so I don't mean to criticise it - you can load huge photos to it which much be really expensive for them to store and serve.

They are fast enough to keep me happy though - I'm only taking about 6 secs or so per pic.
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby mountain coward » Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:15 pm

Well I've managed to get to see most of them now but it's taken a few attempts and they took a long time to load on either machine/system...
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby IainG » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:10 pm

MC, cheers for persevering. I'll try a smaller size image for the next walk reoport I do and see how that goes.

I've got one I done today, Mount Keen from Invermark, and I'll try and stick that up later this evening if I'm not drunk 8)
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Re: Modlach Tower, Glenesk.

Postby Freewheelin » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:33 am

Take it you were sober enough Iain?
Looks like you got a good day for it - some nice photos in your Mount Keen walk. 8)
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