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Auchenlaich Cairn

Chambered Cairn


I can't resist a superlative!

" 342m, [this is] by far the longest chambered cairn in Britain ..." PSAS 132 p118

This enigmatic and unexcavated site has only in the last decade or so been interpreted as a chambered cairn. The higher and wider S end is seen as a Clyde cairn to which a long "tail" of a cairn has been added.

There is certainly a very clear chamber towards the S end and some partly visible stones at the extreme S end which could be part of another chamber.

It is, of course, the length which makes the site special and worth seeing - and comparisons have been made with the cursus monument tradition.

Aerial views can be seen on the Canmore website.

Access Easiest access is via the Keltie Caravan Site which is signposted just E of Callander.

Visited 13 January 2005
greywether Posted by greywether
21st January 2005ce
Edited 21st January 2005ce

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