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Meams Hill

Ring Cairn


Meams Hill ring cairn was a totally unexpected but wonderful discovery after making a pretty big mistake. In a return to climbing the wrong hill form I climbed the wrong hill. From the Caddam Stone I headed west and then headed north at the junction. Just after Meams farm there is a quarry with plenty of parking space. Thinking that Meams Hill was heading east up the track I promptly climbed and looked all over the hill finding nothing except quite a few left overs from glaciers. At this point I looked at the OS map and discovered I'd gone wrong. I should have taken the next track east which is fairly flat and had two other cairns.

The track is in pretty good condition and starts by going through what looks like a graveyard for torn down barns. Once past that keep going until the trees, the remnants of Meams Wood, with the ring cairn on a small rise being slightly to the south of the track.

This cairn has 18 boulders all of which are earthfast forming the outer circle, still standing proudly looking all over Angus. The inner circle, still there, is covered in grass sitting amongst the cairns 10 meter diameter. Like a lot of sites nearby this area is covered in prehistory, 2 cairns further east and a fort and hill to the west.

With the map reading skills returned to normal these proved fairly easy to find. Great site!!!
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd July 2016ce

Comments (2)

"In a return to climbing the wrong hill form I climbed the wrong hill"

Ha! But we've never got lost in a wood though, have we?
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23rd July 2016ce
As you well know I often do :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd July 2016ce
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