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Hill Of Cairns

Cairn(s)

<b>Hill Of Cairns</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Aberchirder (5km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ57155039 / Sheet: 29
Latitude:57° 32' 30.03" N
Longitude:   2° 42' 57.18" W

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Head east towards Rothiemay on the B9117 taking the 3rd minor road north. Follow this road to the top and pull in at the forestry commission track. These are the same directions for the Cairns of Beith, for them follow the track south. For the hill of cairns head in a south westerly direction.

There are no paths so take care in amongst the ferns and forest waste. Keep going for a 1/2 mile and the cairn be found in a small forest clearing. It is some 15 meters wide and possibly 1 meter tall. Unfortunately it has been badly damaged by the foresters. But somehow it survives but like almost 30 other cairns, in the immediate area, it will eventually vanish.

Visited 21/06/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd June 2010ce

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Hill Of Cairns 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

From the first Hill Of Cairns cairn keep walking in a south westerly direction. Somehow this cairn still remains.......just. A wall has been built thru the middle of it, a fence also does the same, field clearance has been dumped on top as well as trees plus cow damage. Just about everything that could be done to it has been done. Still it remains at 14 meters wide with a top height of less than a meter. Some of the original cairn material remains and it would be a safe bet if there was a kerb it would still be here, unfortunately ripped up and flung amongst the clearance. Unfortunately no rock art on the dumped rocks.

Sometimes I wonder why the ancient peoples built their monuments. When I turned round to a see mist covered Knock Hill I found out.

Visited 21/06/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd June 2010ce

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