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Clach Oscar (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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19th June 2018ce

Loch Borralan Crannog — Images

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19th June 2018ce

Altnacealgach (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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19th June 2018ce

Loch Leum Na Luirginn (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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19th June 2018ce

Dun Beag (Loch Slapin) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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18th June 2018ce

Klecken (Hunebed) — Fieldnotes

South of the village Klecken close to the K12 lies this impressive 48x6m restored hunebed. According to information board is the best preserved archaeological monument in the district of Harburg. As with many tombs in Germany, many stones were removed to use them as building material. 1892 the hunebed was restored by the forestry official Schneemann, who filled some of the gaps and had some of the fallen stones erected. Today we can see 76 kerbstones and in the northern end the burial chamber. The guardian stones set up at the corners are not original.

Access and parking is quite easy, there is a parking space on the opposite of the street.

Visited June 2018
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
18th June 2018ce

Dunachtonmore North (Cairn(s)) — Images

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18th June 2018ce

Dun Kearstach (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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17th June 2018ce

Dun Mor (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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17th June 2018ce

Rossie Law (Hillfort) — Images

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17th June 2018ce

Rossie Law (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

08/06/2018 - On route from the Isle of Bute to Aberdeen we decided to stop by and visit Rossie Law hillfort near Perth. I'd looked at the this one on the map many times and had been wanting to visit.

Parking at the start of the track to Tarnavie on the B8062, we started the walk uphill on a decent track. We both felt like zombies. This was on the way back from a fortnight of walking and we were so tired.

After a mile or so the track turns south. We left it here and crossed the Banekist burn to walk up the Slack, which is on the south side of Rossie Law. Gets a little tricky here as the south of the hill is scree. We approached this through the trees and then headed west round it to make the steep final climb to the top. Not too bad and quite fun.

The summit area is large and pretty flat. The surrounding wall quite far down off the top.

It's a good fort this one and the views are great. After resting a while we headed back to the car.

It had been a long 14 days away and I knew I was done.
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17th June 2018ce

Carnbaan (Chambered Tomb) — Images

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17th June 2018ce

Carnbaan (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

07/06/2018 - Last full day on Bute and we had a tricky decision to make. Where to go? It was a choice between heading north to visit 4 chambered cairns on the coast or heading to Scalpsie Bay and have a walk over a few tops with 1 chambered cairn. Both looked good but we went for Scalpsie Bay, just for the walk really.

Early afternoon found us back at the car and in need of a coffee shop. The one at Ettrick Bay was so fine we decided to go again. Parking at the south end of the bay we walked along the lovely beach to get there. It's a great area for a stroll or paddle in the sea.

Refreshed I looked at the time, it was just past 3. Still thinking about the cairns to the north we started walking the coast road towards them. To visit all four cairns would have been about 8 miles and than another 1 to get back to the car. I was tired already from the morning visit to Bicker's Houses cairn so I thought the walk to see any was too far. An hour later we were closing in on the first cairn. Bit stupid really as my feet were killing. I did like Glecknabae cairn though.

The next cairn wasn't far so on we went again. Up hill now, it's well signposted. The approach to the Carnbaan cairn is lovely through a wood. The sunlight through the leaves and branches was so nice.

When first getting to the site the size of it didn't immediately become apparent. Probably like most visitors my attention went straight to the central chamber, it's great. It's only after you start walking about does the size and length of this long cairn reveal itself. It's massive with chambers at both ends as well. The setting in the trees is lovely but the undergrowth hid things a little. Tricky place to photograph too.

The cairn is positioned close to a stream where just on the banks is a massive stone. I wondered if this was once part of the cairn just a short distance away.

It was getting late now and the car was a long way back. The last two cairns would have to wait for another trip. Always good to have a reason to come back. My feet moaned most of the way back. A long day out and I was sore by the end but well worth it. Tops cairns round here.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
17th June 2018ce

Glecknabae (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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17th June 2018ce

Dun Mor (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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16th June 2018ce

Beinn na Cailleach (Cairn(s)) — Images

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16th June 2018ce

Dun Beag, Balmeanach (Hillfort) — Images

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16th June 2018ce

Tote (Skeabost) (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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16th June 2018ce
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