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North Whiteley A

Cairn(s)

<b>North Whiteley A</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Keith (4km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ43204704 / Sheet: 28
Latitude:57° 30' 36.17" N
Longitude:   2° 56' 53.27" W

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There isn't much left of the 10 meters wide cairn except the scenery which is stunning. A 2 meters wide rim survives which has been interrupted by a badly ruined dyke. The centre is hollow and has been obviously robbed but what for isn't so clear. Apart from the remnants of the wall hardly any dykes are in the proximity. Sadly it looks like the stone crushers have had a field day here. Fortunately all isn't lost, they can't take away the views and the original ideas.

Travel south from Keith on the A96 turning east at the B9115 Drummuir road. I stopped just short of Edintore farm. Follow the tree line north, be careful at the boggy bit at the top. Look east and follow the remnants of the dyke towards the small wood. The cairn is a 100 meters before the trees. From the road a fairly steep climb of about a mile.

Visited 26/04/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th April 2010ce

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North Whiteley B (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Walking in a north westerly direction from Whitley A, maybe 300 meters approx, another cairn sits on top of the hill. These cairns marked the start of a very long days walking. For me, the fresh air and scenery, inspiring.

A long, long time ago this must have been some place. Ben Rhinnes, west of Dufftown, Durn and Knock Hills, to the north can be seen. On a good day Bennachie.

The cairn has been built on top of a robbed platform which sits at some 24 meters in diameter. On top of this was placed the cairn at almost 14 meters wide being only a 1/2 meter in height. One kerb remains, thanks to rabbits (I assume), chokes can be seen underneath. Quarrying has damaged both the platform and cairn. A trig point has also been built on top.

Whatever has happened to this place has happened but the vibes remain. I feel in top form, the legs are well, the sun is out and for a change no music just the sound of various birds chirping to themselves. Probably saying who's the idiot in the green hat! On to the next site.

Visited 27/04/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th April 2010ce

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