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The Reesk


<b>The Reesk</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/ALC/B
Nearest Town:Huntly (9km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ4479535971 / Sheet: 28
Latitude:57° 24' 39.26" N
Longitude:   2° 55' 8.45" W

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The Reesk is set amongst the maze of tracks made by the forestry people and the farmers of bygone days. This is a difficult place to find but I'll do my best. From Huntly take the A920 west and take the first minor road heading south just before the bridge that crosses the River Deveron. The road will swing west for a short distance, then take the next minor road south. Keep going until this road ends. This goes past the Bowmanhill Stone Circle and the cairns on Bar Hill.

Take the track heading west which leads to Baillesward, then south west (this part is a fallen tree nightmare) and keep heading in a semi circular fashion gradually west as the track improves. This will lead to a sub station for nearby wind turbines. Just beyond, over a wee bridge there is a lorry reverse space. Climb to the top of this and in front you will enter an almost hidden world. A very old road, a hollow way, leads almost to the cairn.

The cairn is slightly to the north of the old road and is in a very battered condition due to the forest agriculture. What is left are a couple of kerbs defiantly standing in place and a probable cist with its small capstone missing. A candidate for this job lies propped against a tree. It can just about be made out that the site would almost be 10m wide. An interesting place despite its condition.

On the way back we avoided the fallen trees by heading further east which in turn swung back to our starting place.

This is a long walk but the good news is that most of the tracks are in very good condition even the old hollow way. Beware of fallen trees just after Baillesward.

Visited 27/5/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th July 2017ce