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Den Of Boddam

Ancient Mine / Quarry


The Den of Boddam can be found just to the south of Peterhead near the A9. Enter Stirling, the real one in Aberdeenshire, and take the first minor road heading east, signposted Den Of Boddam. The village of Boddam and its power station are to the east. Follow the road west passing Lendrum Terrace and take the first farm track road south. This should lead to a small car park but today it didn't as the track was flooded so I parked at the first track heading west.

This would mean an alternative and interesting route to the first mines. Basically I followed the top of the eastern valley until I came to a lonely shepherd's house and headed west to bare slopes. Masts are also to the east.

Flint (chalky, yellow and brown in colour) can be found everywhere. Scrapers finished, unfinished, flakes, wee knife like objects are lying about everywhere. Heading half way down open cast surface mining can be seen and on the valley floor large areas have been worked. Basically the whole area is a large factory covered in hollows. This ridge of high ground runs ten miles inland to Skelmuir Hill near Auchnagatt, home to a standing stone (and in the past a stone circle).

After finding a few nice flints it was time to cross the valley floor or bog to the next flint factory area. Some place!!!

Visited 21/3/2016
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd March 2016ce

Comments (2)

Good stuff Drew. Very interesting. Love your flint photos. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2016ce
Some place T, worth a visit! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th March 2016ce
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