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Mowat Newton

Ring Cairn

<b>Mowat Newton</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Banchory (13km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ58160261 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 6' 45.22" N
Longitude:   2° 41' 27.27" W

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Unfortunately this site is a shambles with supposedly 5 ring cairns on it. I could only find 3, the others being covered in gorse or smashed to bits by farm machinery.

The remnants of this cairn are found nearest to the East Newton farm, slightly to the north. The stony mound is now turf covered being 14 meters in width being almost a meter high. It is hollowed out in the centre. 2 large boulders, probably kerbs, remain but look as if they've dunted. A small circular track shows where the other kerbs would have sat.

Head west from Lumphanan following the signs to the Peel of Lumphanan. Take the first minor road south, road is a very loose description, East Newton is two miles further on. I asked permission to park which was given.

In reality I was heading for Cairn Mude, on Stot Hill (this farm is on its western slopes) Unfortunately the trees, ferns and jabby things made progress impossible but I know where the cairn is so next time I'll try from the other side.

Visited 8/07/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th July 2010ce
Edited 9th July 2010ce

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Mowat Newton 2/3 (Ring Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Mowat Newton 3

The remnants of this ring cairn are scattered amongst plates of living rock, alas I couldn't find any rock art. Basically all thats left is a small circular ditch, where the stones should be. Only one kerb remains. Sadly a pile of stones a few meters away indicates their final resting place.

Only the views to north, south, and west save this site. This should have been a magnificent place instead it resembles a rubbish dump. Soon this site will vanish perhaps no bad thing considering its former status. Very sad place!

Visited 8/07/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th July 2010ce

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Mowat Newton 2/3 (Ring Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Mowat Newton 2

This is the furthest north of the almost demolished ring cairns. Most of the stones have been removed but at least 2 kerbs remain with a large boulder perhaps being another. In the middle of the 4 meter wide cairn is a rocky slab , perhaps a cist.

This place is also covered in small cairns, on the slopes of Stot Hill are many field clearance heaps.

Visited 8/07/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th July 2010ce

Mowat Newton 2/3 (Ring Cairn) — Images

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