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Blarourie Ring Cairn

Ring Cairn


Take the first minor road heading east, signposted Stonehaven, on the B974 just south of Strachan. (Cairn O Mount road) I parked at the small car park at the Knockburn Activity centre opposite Knockhill Cottage.

From here head south past the airport for models/drones, past the quarry, until the way south is blocked by a closed gate. From here head east again, go over another gate following the track as it veers south west and uphill. Worth having a look at various hut circles and enclosures near the track. (as mentioned by Thelonius) Just before this track ends go a small distance north to the top of Blarourie Hill.

After spending some time clearing branches and site became clearly visible. At least 7 earthfast stones remain in the ring and a cist of sorts remains in the middle. Sadly people have also used this as a place to have a fire. The width of the site would be 8m plus, being about 0.5m high. Superb views from this site. Mulloch, Shampher, Buchaarn, Tillygarmond and the mountains to west are all clearly visible. The shoulder of Little Kerloch can be seen to the south west, the neighbour of its much larger relative Kerloch.

Visited 10/1/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th February 2017ce
Edited 10th February 2017ce

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