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Kinbrace Burn

Chambered Cairn


It seems everywhere you look along the flanks of this wonderful valley there are brochs, standing stones and - last but not least - chambered cairns.

Standing to the right of the burn as you approach uphill from the A897 (incidentally, how can a single track road be an 'A' road? - only in The Highlands...) this quite substantial chambered cairn is well worth a visit. While I was here a couple of stags approached, looked me over and then ushered their females out of sight. Sorry fellas.

Further up the Strath of Kildonan (heading north, just beyond the forestry plantations on the right) the hillside is again chock-a-block with cairns. A quick scramble from the car will not only reveal (at least) two more pretty substantial chambered cairns, but also - if you're lucky - a grand view across Kinbrace Village, the sun glinting off Loch an Ruathair and leading the eye to Ben Loyal - I think - on the horizon
18th June 2009ce

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