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Beorgs of Housetter Cairn

Chambered Cairn


Visited 13.6.12

How on earth you are supposed to spot / get to this cairn I don’t know!

Looking at the O/S map and reading Canmore notes it didn’t seem too bad but on the ground it is anything but. You are faced by a very steep rock face of looses shale / stones – basically a hillside of a mass of tumbling stones. It would be very dangerous to go mooching around up there.

Canmore states:
‘On a steeply sloping shelf on the rocky E slope of the Beorgs of Housetter there is a very small, well preserved heel-shaped cairn. It measures 5.1m across and survives to a height of 0.6m. The chamber is intact and the walling showing to a height of 1m’.
Posted by CARL
24th July 2012ce
Edited 22nd August 2013ce

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