The plantation east of Moffat was established 40-50 years ago and is, in parts, on its second planting. On a sweltering day, the trees provide welcome refuge from hungry, biting clegs.
A memorial to someone who obviously once enjoyed sunset views from this spot. The trees completely surround the summit and rise to 30 degrees above the horizon so a sunrise or sunset view is impossible now.
When I moved to Moffat 12 years ago, network of paths ran through the forests allowing walkers access, but year by year, more trees fall across the routes and now, in many places, it's all but impossible to make any progress on what were waymarked routes.