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Slivia (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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22nd October 2017ce

Toughraheen (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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21st October 2017ce

Slaterich (Cist) — Links

Slaterich Cists


Cists.
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21st October 2017ce

Slaterich (Cist) — Images

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21st October 2017ce

Slivia (Hillfort) — Images

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21st October 2017ce

Hilton Farm, Boundary Marker 18 (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

From the Dalmuinzie Stone I made my way back west to the Hillhead Road and walked north west following the track. Once the track straightens jump the first gate (the fifth field from Hillhead cottages) and head south across the field. The stone(s) are next to the fence and wall which in turn is next to a wood.

The cup marked rock lies next to the boundary marker. Its cup has a width of 7.5cm wide, being 2.5cm deep. This is quite an impressive rock almost kerb like. Sadly it might have once been part of a long destroyed cairn remnants of which can be seen scattered all round.

Visited 24/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21st October 2017ce

Dalmuinzie Farm, Boundary Marker 16 (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Between Bieldside and Milltimber on the A93 take the Hillhead Road heading north and stop at Hillhead Farm and cottages. From here I headed east across a small field, jumped a burn, climbed back up, went past some trees and went down another small hill until I spotted a large stone beside which was one of the boundary markers of Aberdeen.

The stone has a single cup mark which is 9cm wide and 4cm deep. In prehistoric times there were a couple of nearby cairns so no surprise that there are cup marked rocks nearby.

Visited 24/8/2017.
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21st October 2017ce

Sales (Hillfort) — Images

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21st October 2017ce

Bratton Castle & Westbury White Horse (Hillfort) — Images

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20th October 2017ce

Scotland (Country) — News

Heritage 'angel' award winners revealed


The winners of the Scottish Heritage Angel awards have been revealed.

(Good to see Whithorn and in particular Leslie Merriman receive awards)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41638223
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20th October 2017ce

Sales (Hillfort) — Images

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20th October 2017ce

Bardshillock Wood (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

On the way down to Woodend House's cairn/cist I had a look in past Bardshillock Wood, a site near a studio where I had worked (and work) with many bands. I had always intended to visit and never found the time.

Heading west from where the B9125 becomes the B977 take the first road heading south, signposted Hirn. At the Mill Of Hirn, the studio, turn right and head south west parking at Drumfrennie Farm. From here walk the short distance south into the woods on the east/left hand side.

A hardly used track leads almost straight to the hut circle which has been built mostly below ground level. The walls are almost 2m wide and made from fairly large stones. These are now covered in turf but trees mark the site as they are just outside the huts perimeter of 8m. The height of the wall varies but it never reaches more than 0.5m. Nearby enclosures and a small cairn can hardly be seen thanks to the vegetation.

Still a nice site to get the sunny day going.

Visited 17/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th October 2017ce

Woodend House (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Previously I had tried twice to find this place, once from the north at Trustach getting completely lost and on the second occasion getting totally drenched by falling into a burn. This time, no mistake, it was fairly dry and a different route planned.

I parked on the A93 and walked south, then south east past Woodend House along the banks of the fast flowing River Dee. The house is still being repaired after the floods of a few years ago, the same floods that washed the A93 away beyond Ballater.

Once next to the River Dee keep going until a small hut on the north side of the track. From here head straight north. Treacherous underfoot conditions because of tree cutting but ironically these help with the finding of the site. White markers circle the cairn warning the forestry people to stay clear so the site is easier spotted. It is a beautiful site with the cairn being at least 10m in width standing at 1.5m tall. Several large stones encircle the site.

A well preserved cist survives in the middle of the site, sadly its capstone lays (probably) broken nearby. Makes me wonder what the robbers removed. It is just over 1m in length, 0.5m wide and 0.6m deep being made with upright slabs.

Not wanting to make any mistakes I retraced my steps to the hut and proceeded to the A93. With the leaves changing colour the trees make an attractive scene.

Visited 17/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th October 2017ce

Gellaig Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

After visiting a few more ruinous hut circles at the Strone I headed back to were I had parked at Braenaloin. Nearby there is a gate and track heading south east. It is a decent track with only one or two steepish bits but on the whole nothing difficult. It also helped that I had a cracking day.

To the north Glen Gairn and to the north east stunning views of Morven which would get even better at the end of the climb. The cairn is on a flat plateau as the track takes a sharp turn east. From here the views and colours of Aberdeenshire are beautiful. As well as the late summer colours Morven, Bennachie, Kerloch, Clachnaben and Lochnagar can all be seen. At the bottom of the valley the River Dee glistens as it heads from Braemar to the North Sea at Aberdeen.

The cairn itself is massive like the cairns at Pittenderrich, Deecastle, Kerloch, Pressendye etc and had been missed by Canmore until Thelonius came across the site and Neil K (a keen hillwalker) wondered what it was. So I decided to have a look as well.

It sits at well over 20m wide, stones that are visible, on top of a heather covered footprint a further 1 to 2m wide all round. Sitting at 2m high a windbreak has been made (this adds another 1.5m in height to the sites appearance) which surrounds the trig point. This has been built on top of a concrete base. However this has been built on top the cairn rather than on to the ground. Also interestingly kerbs appear at regular intervals round the site.

A stunning place with stunning views, totally worthwhile and a must visit if in the area. Best of all, a team effort :-)

(A DES report has been sent to Canmore)

Visited 10/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th October 2017ce

Sales (Hillfort) — Images

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20th October 2017ce
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