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Carn Liath, Kensaleyre

Chambered Cairn


Visited 29.7.13

We parked in the parking area opposite the turning for Keistle.
The Cairn is easily seen from the road as a large mound of stones covered in heather.

I headed in a straight line for the Cairn – big mistake!
The ground was very, very boggy and it was very hard going. The grass and heather was up to my chest and on more than one occasion I stepped straight into deep, mucky black water.
Luckily I was wearing my new boots for the first time and am pleased to report they passed their first test with flying colours – my feet stayed dry – for a change!

If visiting this Cairn make sure to approach from the left hand side as the ground in this direction was a lot drier.

I eventually reached my target and what an impressive Cairn this is.
From the top you can appreciate its location and the surrounding fields of purple heather was very pretty to look at – although not good to walk through!

This site is definitely worth stopping off for when in the area.
If it has been raining at all make sure you wear your boots.
Posted by CARL
21st August 2013ce

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