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Cairnhead Wood

Kerbed Cairn


After driving from Luton to Glasgow for the match (then wanting to jump from a moving car) I thought it best to advantage of early KO (in more ways than one) to get up the road quickly and make good use of the sunlight on a beautiful/terrible Spring day.

Leaving the A96 at Huntly join the A920 Dufftown road turning down the Haugh Of Glass road. At the war memorial/village hall turn south. Go past Nether Dumeath RSC stopping just after Beldorney Farm at the rennovated but un-named house. The kerb cairn is on the small hill to the east.

Thru the gates and head diagonally across the field to another gate. The cairn is in front, some 5 meters wide with a fairly continuous kerb of plus 20 stones, some are covered in moss. Also the centre has been hollowed. As usual the scenery in this part of the world is beautiful with spectacular views of Craig Dorney Hillfort, which had taken most of my temper with a very fast climb.

Ah well, time for dogs abuse in the pub! Grrrr!

Visited 10/4/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th April 2010ce

Comments (5)

Bet you wished you'd stayed on holiday . Unless it was Dingwall .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
10th April 2010ce
Walked from Burgos to Santiago. (Should have kept going) I see you have had some excellent finds. Great work. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th April 2010ce
Did you feel tempted to continue the pilgrimage to Camp Nou ? tiompan Posted by tiompan
11th April 2010ce
Welcome back Drew! You've been Much missed (I've left you another message over at the Village Pump). tjj Posted by tjj
11th April 2010ce
Been to the Camp Nou a few times always worth going, George but with Barca winning the other day that would have been excl. Watched Arsenal being dumped in Tri Castella. Cheers Tjj some questions for you coming soon! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th April 2010ce
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