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Hill Of Knockollochie

Kerbed Cairn


If there is a hard way to do something then I normally find it. Today was no exception, I could of driven to Crowmallie House and had a short 120 meter walk instead I parked near the A96, on a minor road, just short of the Oyne fork. (there is a signpost for the Maiden Stone and Chapel of Garioch, stop at the first passing place on the left. Plenty of room to pull in away from the road)

Follow a path, probably created by shooters, past a second clearing then climb towards the summit. This took longer than expected as the hill is covered in rocks and fairly steep. Happy hunting for Tiompan, I'll return when I have more time. At one time there also had been a cairn and a stone circle but both had been removed.

The kerb cairn could have gone the same but didn't as after excavation in 1961 it was rebuilt. Perfectly situated on the summit of Knockollochie Hill in the foothills of Bennachie. The cairn is almost 8 meters in width and 0.3 meters high. Also there is a sculpture of three metallic tall chaps keeping guard.

With that done it was back to the car, so a short walk had turned into a pleasant afternoons hike of about 2 miles.

Visited 29/04/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th April 2010ce
Edited 2nd May 2010ce

Comments (2)

drewbhoy wrote:
(If there is a hard way to do something then I normally find it.)

Hahaha! I think I can relate to that.
tjj Posted by tjj
30th April 2010ce
Both Hill was very similar, turned out to be anything but.............................steep, very steep............. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
2nd May 2010ce
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