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Castle Hill (Meams)

Hillfort

<b>Castle Hill (Meams)</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Kirriemuir (4km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO36155736 / Sheet: 54
Latitude:56° 42' 13.11" N
Longitude:   3° 2' 34.49" W

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Castle Hill Cairn(s)

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To find the hillfort from the Castle Hill is relatively, simply head north and climb uphill. Today this was lovely fairly warm and dry traipse to the oddly shaped hill.

The remnants of ramparts partially surround the for three sides with the south being protected by a steep drop. At the western end of the drop and the small rampart is a small gap probably indicating the front door. In the middle the trig is sat on top of a wee cairn/mound (NO3616 5681) which sits at almost 7 meters wide and 1 meter tall. Once again tremendous views south including over the River Tay into Fife. The Lomonds being the most obvious landmark.

After another good round it was time to head back to the road and head south to the final destination of the day.

Visited 12/7/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st August 2016ce

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Castle Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

From the Meams Hill ring cairn, and its two nearby pals, I headed back west following the track back past the barn graveyard to the minor road. On reaching the road I headed 100 meters south until another farm track heading west. To head to the hillfort first is the easy option, so I decided to look for the cairn.

Keep heading uphill going past the remnants of buildings, jump over the gate and keep going until a single tree. From here veer south until a line of trees heading west can be seen. Follow this line of trees until they slightly curve northwards, the cairn is in this arc.

At 16 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall the site has wonderful views south towards the Sidlaws, Craigowl and beyond. Cairn material, looking like large pebbles, poke their noses through the turf. As usual a bit of houking has been done but this doesn't detract from the site or its shape.

A wonderful cairn with wonderful views with a hillfort to the north beckoning.

Visited 12/7/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st August 2016ce

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