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Tillyching 1


<b>Tillyching 1</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Banchory (13km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ60130493 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 8' 0.88" N
Longitude:   2° 39' 31.5" W

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Tillyching 2 Cairn(s)

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From Lumphanan I walked east along the A980 until the second farm track heading north. Once again it was hard to believe that on Tuesday this area was under 2-3 inches of snow. However the much improved conditions, it was sunny (very), had melted most of it away. Take the track going up the hill which leads past Tillyching farm following the edge of aqwood. Keep going until the track, more like a stream, runs out. To the east there is another wood follow the fence, climb the gate and the cairns are in front.

Tillyching 1 is quite easily spotted as the circular pile of stones isn't grass covered. Sensible farmworkers rebuilt the cairn after it's excavation in the 1800's. It now stands at 41/2 meters wide and is 0.9 meters tall. The views are spectacular looking over to the Highlands and down Deeside. Being a Spring like day it was also nice to see plenty of snowdrops growing amongst the trees.

Visited 10/2/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th February 2011ce
Edited 10th February 2011ce

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Tillyching 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Walking eastwards from Tillyching 1 the second cairn can be found. It is slightly wider than it's neighbour at 6 meters and is 0.5 tall. This cairn is grass covered and has the same glorious Aberdeenshire scenery. The whereabouts of a third cairn, considered dubious by the Canmore chappies, is a mystery. Probably under some of the furze and jabby bushes.

Visted 10/2/2011
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th February 2011ce

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