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Bridge Of Tilt And Ben-Y-Gloe

Bridge Of Tilt And Ben-Y-Gloe

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 3

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The glen of which this view forms a part partakes in a very high degree of the wildest Alpine scenery. It is a

'Land of Bens, and glens, and corries,

Headlong rivers, ocean floods,'

of great length, and hemmed in on each side by the steep sides of two continuous chains of mountains. The part, however, represented in this view being in proximity to Blair Athole, is of a different character, exhibiting an open range on the rich grounds of Lude, with the lofty summit of the Ben-y-gloe mountain forming the southern screen of the valley. This mountain is the chief eminence in the great forest of Atholl, which is said to be more than 40 miles in length, and in one part 18 in breadth, and is divided into various tracts for the hunting of grouse and deer."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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