We set out in good time on Sunday morning with the intention of taking a gentle walk from the tiny settlement of Ockle (population 1) up the valley of the Allt Ockle. It looked a straightforward enough route, the only obvious problem being the area of woodland to the east of the stream. With the forestry impenetrable, we would have to decide whether to follow the stream or take a detour round it.
The weather was perfect for brisk walking, bright sunshine with a cool northeasterly. We parked the car in the little car park at Ockle and walked back to the bridge to take this picture, looking downstream.
We had come about as far as we had planned, but both weather and setting were so beautiful that we decided to press on, at least in part to investigate what was obviously a man-made a structure marked on the OS map.
An interactive map of the area is here.