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John Wilson

The Vat

Muir of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, UK

31 August 2023 11.10 GMT

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The Vat is a giant glacial pothole located in the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve near Aboyne, Scotland.

The huge bowl-shaped granite cauldron was carved by debris and glacial meltwater, forced into a whirlpool motion during the last Ice Age approximately 20,000 years ago. The top section of the pothole is visible, while the base is filled with rock sediment to a depth of several metres.

The Vat is a popular tourist attraction and its narrow entrance is reached by a path from the nearby Burn o' Vat Visitor Centre.


Europe / UK-Scotland

Lat: 57° 5' 2" N
Long: 3° 58' 1" W

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.


Canon 500D, Sigma 8mm fisheye, Nodal Ninja 3 MKII VR head, Photomatix, PTGui, Pano2VR, Photoshop.

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