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Chambered Cairn

<b>Auchoish</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (4km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NR870911 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 3' 54.49" N
Longitude:   5° 25' 19.49" W

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This reasonably well preserved Clyde cairn can be visited by extending a trip to Achnabreck.

An interesting feature of the cairn is the possible existence of a porthole between two compartments in the lateral chamber.

Enjoyment of the site is considerably reduced by the forestry having planted so close to the cairn especially at the forecourt end. There are extensive views out over the rear of the cairn to the SW which will eventually be obscured as the new plantation grows.

To get to the cairn, follow the track past the two Achnabreck sites until it reaches the forest road then turn right.

Visited 12 May 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
3rd June 2004ce
Edited 4th June 2004ce