Roches moutonnées

[Roches moutonnées]

Approaching Dulnain Bridge from the east, a blue parking sign points to a layby along with the words: Roches Moutonnées. So what's a roche moutonnée when it's at home? It's an outcrop of exposed rock created by glacial erosion, usually smoothed by the weight of ice on its upstream side, but more jagged on the downstream side where the glacier has torn bits of rock off as it moves away. The outcrops at Dulnain Bridge were formed about 18,000 years ago during the last ice age. Although by no means unique (there are probably countless others in the Cairngorms National Park alone), their easily accessible location along with good views towards the high Cairngorms makes a visit hassle-free and worthwhile. Note to whoever supplied the interpretation area: Comic Sans should definitely be banned from all information boards, even if it's etched directly onto stone.

[Roches moutonnées interpretation stone]

Name: Roches moutonnées (Dulnain Bridge) ☆☆☆
Location: A938 just east of Dulnain Bridge, G.R.: NJ 002250 ///walks.drawn.installs
Open: Always
Cost: Free

[View towards the Cairngorms from the rocks]

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