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Montgoldrum

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<b>Montgoldrum</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Inverbervie (5km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO81677720 / Sheet: 45
Latitude:56° 53' 8.93" N
Longitude:   2° 18' 3.05" W

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This should be a fantastic RSC set in the wonderful Grassic Gibbon countryside instead it is a miracle. The inner ring of kerbs is there but broken, circle stones have been removed and trashed and the recumbent battered into it's present state by drilling and whatever else. However it isn't defeated and at certain angles, especially looking south east, it remains defiant. The cairn also known as The Camp is almost 18 meters wide and is hollowed out. What a place this must have been. Full of legend and story tellers.

This was the third climb of the day. Easiest directions. Travel east on the B967 at Inverbervie, good chippie, taking the first minor road north (this area is teeming with stuff as you'll soon find out) taking the first tarred road east. Keep going until the tar runs out and head along the track stopping at Montgoldrum farm. The RSC and nearby cairns are on the hill to the north. Head east then north to avoid the jabby stuff. For me this was the start of a very long walk. Cracking weather for it.

Visited 27/07/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th July 2011ce
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Montgoldrum (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

For this visit I went past Millplough and up to Cluseburn, parking at the end of the track. On the nearby hill is supposed to some cairns but they, sadly, seem to have vanished. It was clear at this time, on the way back it certainly wasn't. So I decided to head cross country in a north east direction to Montgoldrum Cairn, something I'd missed the previous week. Cluseburn has water, not to deep as I discovered by mistiming my jump to land in but not over. Fortunately not as much water as my recent Loch Of The Clans adventures. So on I went over several fences and gates until I flukily walked straight into the cairn.

At one time this cairn had been protected by a fence but it appeared to an ancient relic as well going by it's condition. As for the cairn, it is some 16 meters wide and 1 meter tall. For some reason it reminded me of the Trancie cairn, bowled out with ditch, minus the ditch. Damage to the cairn shows the constuction of earth and boulders. From the there it was up the hill, behind the wood to the east, to visit the RSC again (I like that place).

The way back was a bit of a nightmare as the sea mist had come in, visibility was poor and it was freezing. However a change of boots and socks lifted spirits as indeed did a visit to the Bervie chipper.

Visited 3/08/2011.
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4th August 2011ce

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Montgoldrum (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

This is a very wee cairn only 4 meters in width and less than a half meter tall. It has several kerbs so identifying it should be easy enough. Somehow I've missed a couple of cairns fairly nearby. So another visit needed. Boost!

Visited 27/07/2011.
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