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Capenoch Loch

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<b>Capenoch Loch</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Sanquhar (17km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX838926 / Sheet: 78
Latitude:55° 12' 49.61" N
Longitude:   3° 49' 35.49" W

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This long cairn, unlike many in SW Scotland, has not been mucked about to build sheep pens or field walls. It is therefore a good, well-preserved and easily accessible example of this type of monument.

It sits in an elevated position (170m) near a stream in a forest clearing which to the W is currently new plantation - so the views SW to Bogrie Hill (432m) are maintained.

Surrounded at the time of my visit with chest-high bracken - not the best time to go there!

Access Park opposite Barr House (NX833923) where permission can be obtained. Walk NE up the track towards the loch shortly before which the cairn becomes visible on the right.

Visited 9 September 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
12th October 2004ce
Edited 12th October 2004ce