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The Knappach

Cairn(s)

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Nearest Town:Banchory (4km W)
OS Ref (GB):   NO72639526 / Sheets: 38, 45
Latitude:57° 2' 51.73" N
Longitude:   2° 27' 4.23" W

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Take the first minor road heading west after crossing the River Dee southwards on the Slug Road, the A957, heading south. After Balbridie Farm take the minor road heading south and follow it through the crossroads, by this time heading south west, pulling in at a wooden hall.

After parking I walked in a north west direction through Burn Wood which merges into Pelham Wood until a clearing emerges created by forestry works. This cairn despite the severe battering it has taken remains in reasonable shape. A lot of cairn material can be seen in its 10 metres width and 0.6 metres height. One or two tree stumps are in evidence on the site but not enough to distract the visitor from the glimpses of the view south.

Another wee forgotten site but well worth a visit.

Visited 3/11/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th November 2016ce

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Knappach East (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Knappach East has taken a severe battering having been trenched and basically had its cairn material scattered about. Today the trench had been filled by the Autumn leaves and looked very pretty with its autumnal makeover.

The site sits at around 10 metres wide and reaches about 0.5 metres in height. Its near neighbours to the west have fared better despite the forestry works. From The Knappach walk in a north easterly direction.

Time to head west to Maryfield in the light rain.

Visited 3/11/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th November 2016ce

Knappach West (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

A short distance west and the second large cairn can be seen. This cairn is slightly larger than its near neighbour standing at over 10 metres wide and 1 metre tall. Cairn material still sits over the top of the cairn which has retained its shape. A slab on the top might suggest a cist cover whilst several kerbs have been scattered. It must also be said that several kerbs remain in place despite the forestation.

This hunt on the south of the River Dee has provided many highlights and this was another site well worth a visit.

Visited 3/11/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12th November 2016ce

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