Glac na h-Atha - (The) narrow valley of (the) ford or kiln. 4750 7750
Glac na h-Atha landscape No. 1 – In this view to the west from the summit of Beinn an Oir, the narrow valley can be seen on the right side of the image flowing outwards from Loch an. The area to the right of the glac can be attached to the placename Sruthan Glac na h-Atha while the rest of the land slope to the left is the moorland of Cnoc na Sgrioba. As previously discussed in Sruthan Glac na h-Atha the presence of extensive bracken suggests human habitation and lime would have been burnt in a kiln to use as fertilizer. However, as the glac ascends inland and curves to the north it sweeps very close to Allt na Oir and an area of extremely difficult topography. Does this placename then suggest this area as the best place to ford the sruthan and the two burns? Either argument seems valid at present.