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Dunnideer (Hillfort) by thesweetcheat Hill of Dunnideer from Wantonwells stone circle.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes/AMJ (17.3.2011)
Posted by thesweetcheat
30th March 2011ce
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Comments (5)

Superb and evocative series of photos tsc. A real pleasure to see them - this place was visited by Julian Cope for the tv programme he made 11 or so years ago. It didn't register at the first viewing but I watched again recently and was struck by this place ... without getting into a discussion about 'sacred' this hill seems to fit the bill. High on list for a visit to the area and some of the stone circles surrounding it. tjj Posted by tjj
1st April 2011ce
Thanks June, it's a wonderful area (as Drew can tell you). I reckon the site should be on TMA as "hillfort" or "settlement" really, as there are archaeological remains there regardless of its sacredness or otherwise. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st April 2011ce
Agreed, SC hillfort would be better! June, I can arrange the weather for you as well :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st April 2011ce
Blundered through here a couple of years back, but the sheer volume of archaeology - around Dunnideer, and Aberdeenshire in general - is really overwhelming. Guess it takes a local for proper insight....... Know anyone? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
1st April 2011ce
That area is circled by hills Tyrebagger, Bennachie Range, Correens, The Tap Of Noth, Battle Hill (Huntly), Frendraught, Culsalmond, Cross Of Jackson, Barra back to Tyrebagger. It is almost like a little country all on its own, except the Rivers Don, Dee, Ythan, Ugie and Deveron join it all together. Each of these rivers have loads of sites connected to him. Cheers Gladdie, next time your up this way. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
2nd April 2011ce
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