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Chambered Cairn

Skelpick (Chambered Cairn) by GLADMAN The still significant remains of a chambered cairn across the burn from the fabulous long cairn... this would be an inspiring spot if it wasn't for the unsavoury habits of those (presumably locals, assuming tourists aren't in possession of tins of emulsion) who come to deposit household rubbish here. It truly beggars belief. Seems a cherished tradition, too, the Ordnance Survey (J L D) commenting on 2 May 1960 "... It has been used as a rubbish tip..".

Beyond contempt.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
13th June 2016ce
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Comments (3)

Such a shame. Having said that, it's a glorious looking spot and the colours in your photos are so vivid. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
14th June 2016ce
One wonders if they are born again christians, or something else as mindless as that? Surely no-one... surely?.... living up here could be so emotionless about the people who farmed here before otherwise? Let us righteous deface Satan's stones! GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th June 2016ce
I can't get my head round why people in South Wales drag mattresses and fridges up hills when the tip is nearer, so I doubt looking for a sensible explanation is worth the effort :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th June 2016ce
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