Glacial mound

A moraine mound left by ice-age glaciers. Often a moraine ridge across a valley or glen gets further eroded by the river action flowing on one or either side of the ridge to form a raised mound. A good example is the glacial mound in the Strath of Spey near Kingussie, on top of which sits Ruthven Barracks. See the blog “A trip to RSPB Inch Marshes and historic Ruthven Barracks“.

About Cameron Speirs

Born and brought up in the Scottish Highlands, Cameron, has been interested in outdoor pursuits since he was a wee lad. Over the last few decades he has climbed extensively in the Italian Dolomites as well as summiting the Matterhorn and several other 4000m alpine peaks. Closer to home he has spent many wonderful weekends mountaineering and biking in Snowdonia, Cairngorms, Glen Coe, Skye and Lochaber.
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