On the way back up road from Glasgow it was decided to go over the Cairn O Mount. Normally a scenic route but today it was very misty making driving conditions dodgy to say the least. However we reached Strachan and headed north west thru the village of Finzean (pronounced 'Thing in', say fast) on the B976. By this time the mist had lifted and the rain had subsided to downpour and hailstones. Perfect conditions for a stroll in the Deeside hills.
The first stop was Dardanus Stone named after some Pictish King who had been slain in the area. Originally nearer the top of the hill the stone has been moved and broken then repaired. It now stands in an excellent location opposite the War Memorial. Now cemented into the ground and it stands at over 1.5 meters tall. Very impressive, even in the rain.
The stone nearest the field is the Birse Millenium Stone, obviously put up recently, but pretty impressive. Corsedardar is up the hill path about 150 meters away.