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Knockargety Hill

Hillfort

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Nearest Town:Ballater (12km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ45400307 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 6' 55.28" N
Longitude:   2° 54' 6.09" W

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Knockargety Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

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12/05/2018 – What a lovely sunny day to visit this one. Good parking and access from the east. A track then small path leads straight to the top. The place was full of butterflies today enjoying the sunshine, mainly Green-veined White but also the odd Peacock and one Orange Tip which was nice as we don’t see many of them round here.

Not much in the way of ramparts to see of the unfinished hillfort. It covers quite a large area and would have been some site had it been completed.

It’s worth walking on to have a look at Fernyhowe cairn as well.

This was our last visit of the day so we had time to have a sit on top for a while and take in the view. I love this time of year. Everything seems so green and alive.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
15th May 2018ce

The ramparts at the west and east ends of this fort were never completed, which can be seen at their best on the eastern side. But what a place to build a fort, glorious all round views in countryside overspilling with loads of things for the prehistoric eyes to see.

From Ferneyhowe cairn it would be easy to say straight up the hill. There is no path from this side so its over the deer fence across a bog and over the next deer fence. Add in a barbed wire fence then quite a steep climb and you've made it. The path in the fort is part of the Tarland Walk system and takes the walker back to the village of the same name.

Visited 31/07/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
31st July 2010ce

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Knockargety (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Leave the B9119 after Tarland at the first minor road heading north at Leys farm. This road ends at Braehead which leads to the cairn of the same name and Corrachree Hill.

About a 1/2m mile up the road there is an old quarry to the east (plenty parking room), opposite this to the west is the homestead. Although a short walk the terrain is fairly rough as trees have recently been taken down.

On the highest hillock is the enclosure with its hut circle. Sitting at 18 meters wide with a 1.5m ruinous wall the enclosure has the adjoining hut circle on its northern side. Piles of stones are probably field clearance. The hut circle is about 10m wide. This site has taken a battering but it is in the middle of prehistoric central and a good starting point for a long walk.

Visited 17/3/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th April 2017ce

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