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North Sannox

Cairn(s)

<b>North Sannox</b>Posted by Howburn DiggerImage © Howburn Digger
Nearest Town:Rothesay (19km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NS01424659 / Sheets: 63, 69
Latitude:55° 40' 19.18" N
Longitude:   5° 9' 29.57" W

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North Sannox 2 Chambered Cairn

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Visited 27.7.16

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Just to the north of Sannox is a signposted turning for a forestry commission picnic / camping area. Follow this narrow road until you reach the car park at the end. The cairn is right next to the car park - can't miss it.

Strangely enough the info board at the car park makes no mention of the cairn.

The cairn is approximately 3 metres high x 25m across. The mound has many large stones scattered all around and on top of it amid the long, rough grass. One of the stones lying on top looks like a giant arrowhead! On top of the cairn is a 'standing stone' made up of lots of pretty pink quartz pieces.

This is a nice cairn in a nice spot. Dominated by the surrounding mountains of north Arran.
Posted by CARL
7th August 2016ce

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North Sannox 2 (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

This site has been clear-felled. Though I should stress the ground is NOT clear. It is an almost un-navigable wastleand of treestumps, holes, deep tyre-ruts and such-like. The cairns where I have been able to locate them, have ALL been respected by the plantation fellers. However the ground surrounding the cairn resembles The Somme in 1917. Here is the current state of North Sannox 2 which I was completely unable to locate last year despite the clear-felling. It was just too much of a wild jumble...

https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1665555

Canmore's photo perfectly shows the same orientation in my first "forested" photo of the chamber back in July 2012 when it was deep in Spruce Plantation.

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/109247.jpg
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
2nd July 2018ce

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16th July 2012ce