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Lethen Bar

Kerbed Cairn


This kerbed cairn is found at the top of the Lethan Bar. To get there is a long slog thru very boggy ground, dense forest and loads of gorse/heather/jabby things. To spot the cairn is almost impossible as it is completely overgrown. Luckily the trig point can be spotted which marks the middle point of this heavily robbed cairn. The outer ring remains at 25 meters wide. If you can batter your way thru the gorse you will find that a ring of stones remains. The kerb is best preserved in the east side where 5/6 stones still remain intact.

Going north from Ferness on the A939 take the first minor road north east signposted Relugas (home to a fort). Then take the first minor road north and look for a small clearing amongst the trees to the west. Walk thru this clearing heading west. Good waterproofs and boots required as this is very boggy terrain. Keep heading west climbing thru the trees until the jabby thinged summit is reached. After that its look for the trig point. On the way down I was lost but keep heading east and the minor road will, eventually, appear.

Visited 21/07/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd July 2011ce
Edited 23rd July 2011ce

Comments (2)

Remote spot Drew. We used to picnic as kids at the Ardclach bell tower - beautiful area. strathspey Posted by strathspey
23rd July 2011ce
Went to Levrattich Cairn near Ardclach, beautiful area. Will be up again next Thursday. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd July 2011ce
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