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Hill of Backside



Leave the A920 at the Edinglassie road, 2 miles from Huntly on the way to Dufftown, and keep going until the Mains Of Artloch. Go another 500 meters and the Hill Of Backside is found. Plenty of room to park.

Climb for about 300 meters following the ridge of a destroyed stone wall. At its end is the kerb cairn. There are four kerbs in their original place with others laying strewn. 4 stones a meter or so in length lay beside each other a few meters north of the cairn. A pity that ploughing and other agricultural damage has happened here as probably most of the original stones remain. The cairn is reasonably intact apart from some damage done by rabbits.

The cows here certainly behaved better than their pals at West Hatton keeping a close watch from a distance. The scenery looking up and down the Deveron valley is quite wonderful. One of the nicest Backsides I've seen!!

Visited 11/07/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th July 2009ce
Edited 11th July 2009ce

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