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Bardshillock Wood

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<b>Bardshillock Wood</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Banchory (4km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO72029815 / Sheets: 38, 45
Latitude:57° 4' 25.06" N
Longitude:   2° 27' 41.58" W

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On the way down to Woodend House's cairn/cist I had a look in past Bardshillock Wood, a site near a studio where I had worked (and work) with many bands. I had always intended to visit and never found the time.

Heading west from where the B9125 becomes the B977 take the first road heading south, signposted Hirn. At the Mill Of Hirn, the studio, turn right and head south west parking at Drumfrennie Farm. From here walk the short distance south into the woods on the east/left hand side.

A hardly used track leads almost straight to the hut circle which has been built mostly below ground level. The walls are almost 2m wide and made from fairly large stones. These are now covered in turf but trees mark the site as they are just outside the huts perimeter of 8m. The height of the wall varies but it never reaches more than 0.5m. Nearby enclosures and a small cairn can hardly be seen thanks to the vegetation.

Still a nice site to get the sunny day going.

Visited 17/8/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th October 2017ce