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Allt Sgiathaig

Chambered Cairn


Visited 2.6.12

Approx 2 miles north of Ardvreck castle on the right hand side of the A894.
The cairn sits on top of a steep rise and cannot be seen from the road.

We parked on the grass verge and I clambered up the short but very steep slope to the cairn.

There are 9 large stones forming a rough circle – 5 of the stones are in a group.
The cairn has clearly been dug into at some point in the past and is approx 2 metres high x 5 metres across. It has been cut in half by the road. There is lots of green lichen on the stones.

The cairn occupies a good spot and affords lovely views.It was really pretty when I visited with bluebells, fern and heather in abundance.

It is well worth stopping off for a look at the cairn but it does require a steep climb.
Posted by CARL
5th July 2012ce

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