Roches moutonnees

Highland | Dulnain Bridge | Natural site | ★★

[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. Helpful Note to whomever designed the interpretation area: Comic Sans should definitely be banned from all information boards!

[Interpretation stone]

Location & info

📌 Roches moutonnees (Dulnain Bridge) ★★
By the A938 300 m east of Dulnain Bridge, G.R.: NJ 002250 ///walks.drawn.installs
Always open | Free

[View towards the Cairngorms from the rocks]


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