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Bridgeton Hill Cairn



I left the A92 taking the road past Balandro, the first tarred road south of Johnshaven heading north west. From Balndro follow the road until it ends and take the road heading south, passing the wonderfully named Parkhead to finally stop at a cottage at this roads end. Look north west and the cairn is clearly visible. Walk through a field, jump over the fence and climb a wee hill.

The southern side of the cairn is covered in the jabby stuff and difficult to see. However from my northern approach things are much clearer. Some large kerbs remain in place and much cairn material can be seen due to animal damage. Much of the cairn is covered in turf. It appears to be a cup and saucer Wessex type cairn similar to the fairly close Philla Cairn. The cairn is almost 20m wide and over 2.5m tall. Also visible is The Cloch RSC impressively looking down onto Bridgeton.

Sadly a dry steen dyke and fence go straight over the top of this impressive and large monument but it doesn't detract from the magnificent views.

Visited 28/5/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th June 2017ce

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