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Torr Na Sithinn



From the Cadhach Burn cairn we headed north past the deserted 'ferm toun' of Lochans crossing over a few gates and burns but mainly on old farm tracks. The destination is fairly easily spotted as it is a small mound with trees on top set in the middle of the valley near Stroin Cottage. Just to the north of Stroin Cottage there is a lime kiln with an old car rusting away to nothing in it. Odd!

From the old car the cairn at Torr Na Sithinn is a short walk north west and is situated in the southern end of the small wood. Boulders or kerbs are set in a circle, indicating perhaps a stone circle?, (both Les and myself had similar thoughts) that is about 10m in width. The bank between some of these stones has smaller kerbs poking thru the turf especially at the southern end. It reaches no more than 0.4m in height. Animal damage has also revealed some stone work.

A very beautiful area with three nice cairns. Well worth a visit but park in the small car park before entering the land belonging to Birkwood if you don't want to be questioned by the farmer.

Visited 29/12/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th January 2017ce
Edited 11th January 2017ce

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