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Tom Dubh

Cairn(s)

<b>Tom Dubh</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/LH
Nearest Town:Ballater (14km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ44270673 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 8' 53.15" N
Longitude:   2° 55' 16.2" W

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Tom Dubh 2 Cairn(s)

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Returned with LH and I'm glad to say the cairn doesn't look any further damaged. In fact it looks a bit better than the previous visit. Lots of farm waste seems to have been moved from the nearby track making access much easier.

Re-visited 29/12/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
31st December 2016ce
Edited 6th January 2017ce

Sadly this cairn will gradually fade into memory thanks to farming and deforestry. Marks of damage can already be seen. Still it is 8.5 meters wide standing at 0.5 meters tall, the platform giving an idea of height. Several kerbs remain in place on the western side. The centre of the site shows a rectangular feature despite houking damage. Somehow I contrived to walk back down the hill and forget about a much larger cairn some 60 meters to the south. Doesn't matter as I would think my feet will be back in this area fairly soon.

Pull into the farm, east, after Migvie church and follow the track heading in a north easterly direction until the fir trees. The cairn is in the trees to the north of the track on the eastern side.

Visited 3/08/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th August 2010ce
Edited 30th December 2016ce

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Tom Dubh 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

This cairn is 60 meters to the south west of Tom Dubh 1. From the first cairn go back to the track and jump the fence into the wood to the south, then walk west.

This cairn has been very badly disturbed, houked and to add insult has had farm waste of a corrugated kind dumped at its side. The 14m wide cairn lies mostly hidden under pine needles, what pops thru is mostly small stones. On the south side a couple of stones/boulders/kerbs remain at the highest point of the site, 0.4m.

After a wee look round it was back to the track heading south west to Migvie Church (very beautiful interior) and a shock at Glack Farmhouse.

Visited 29/12/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th January 2017ce
Edited 10th January 2017ce

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