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Pitcandlich

Cairn(s)

<b>Pitcandlich</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Ballater (21km S)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ43341520 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 13' 26.64" N
Longitude:   2° 56' 18.47" W

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Pitcandlich Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

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Go thru the village of Glenkindie on A97 heading south and take the first minor road to the right. Head up the hill and take the next right as well. The first farm to the left is Pitcandlich. Luckily the farmer gave me permission to park the car. Unluckily he didn't know about the cairns or the hut circles up the hill.

Head north up the hill till the trees and make for deer fence. Follow this east until a rusty gate is seen Next to this a gap has been left above the barbed wire fence to climb thru.

Unfortunately the cairn is largely ruined as farm work, forestry and pheasant rearing have battered it. On its west curve quads have flattened it. In a very sad state it remains. On the plus side is the scenery and nearby ancient village. Grass covers the cairn which is some 10 meters wide and 0.5 meters tall.

Visited 14/10/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th October 2010ce

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

The remains of these tree hut circles are a tragedy and have suffered a similar fate as the nearby cairn. All of them are about 9 meters wide with various bank sizes. Nj43521512 is the best preserved as the northern bank is still there although it is now mostly covered in ferns.

Visited 14/10/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th October 2010ce

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