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From the A9 take the first minor heading west north of The Slochd, the highest point of this road, signposted Tomatin. Take the first minor road, Carse is on the sign, heading west/south and keep going until.........Now this is a wonderful road following the River Findhorn retracing its flow west. On maps the minor road runs out but keep going and go thru the mud bath that is Easter Strathnoon. Here the tarred road is replaced by hardcore as it has been washed away in recent years. Soon it returns to tar until the Wester Strathnoon Burn. This burn must have been ferocious as the road has been washed clean away in recent days.

Still plenty room to park the car and on we walked over the washed away section until normal road returned. Look for Dalarossie Church, on the north side of the river, and jump the fence heading south.

Head to the top of the hill and on the other side of the deer fence the cairn can be seen. This is a magnificent monument situated amongst a field system. A short wall of 3 meters runs to west, probably built with cairn stones, might be a wind break or grouse butt. As usual the centre of the cairn has been houked. It still stands at 12 meters wide and is just over 0.5 meters in height. Superb views over the River Findhorn and surrounding mountains can be seen. Harder to see is the nearby cairn but ALC solved that problem.

Visited 4/1/2015.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th January 2016ce

Comments (3)

Good stuff Drew. Findhorn valley is wonderful. thelonious Posted by thelonious
27th January 2016ce
Nice one Drew. How on earth did you find this one.... strathspey Posted by strathspey
30th January 2016ce
Think it found me Strathie :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th February 2016ce
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