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At some 15ft high and almost 90ft in diameter, this magnificent cairn is surely one of the great forgotten sites of Aberdeenshire?

Possessing sweeping views up and down the valley of The Water of Feugh from its elevated position, it's a marvellous morning's hang, particularly in late Spring when bluebells adorn the environs......... even if the weather didn't exactly want to play ball.

The cairn is best approached by taking the minor road north at Castle Hill - so named because an overgrown Norman motte stands in the field to the south - about a mile west of Strachan on the B976. I parked by farm buildings about half a mile up this road before walking up a rough farm track to the right to some dwellings. The cairn is accessed through the garden of the final house over a stile. The owner was out when I arrived but didn't bat an eyelid upon returning - so no access issues, then.
22nd June 2009ce

Comments (2)

Sometimes I think they are best to be "forgotten". As for the pricks at Memsie I fell out with them over a parked car near the house. One problem - it wasn't my car! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd June 2009ce
Too right...... even at Bucharn I tried to ask a passing farmer where the best place to park was and he decided he wasn't going to talk to the likes of me....... usually tends to be the older guys with the issues, I find. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
22nd June 2009ce
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