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Lower Camster

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<b>Lower Camster</b>Posted by tumulusImage © Martin McCarthy
Nearest Town:Wick (11km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   ND260458 / Sheets: 11, 12
Latitude:58° 23' 40.18" N
Longitude:   3° 15' 57.75" W

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Visited 24.7.14

About 1 mile further north of the famous Grey Cairns of Camster.
Just keep heading up the road and you will see the standing stones on your right.

My O/S map shows three standing stones but I could only spot 2 of them amid the tall spiky grass – both of which are visible from the road although not obvious.

The adjacent wind turbines dominate the area.

Whilst searching around for the ‘missing’ stone I was constantly surrounded by a mass of flies. Perhaps they were after the salt in my sweat on this hot, sticky day. Or perhaps I just smelt!

I was planning on having a look at the nearby broch but unfortunately ran out of time.

CANMORE state:
‘Three small stone slabs stand in heather moorland immediately E of the minor road from Watten to Lybster. The southernmost stands immediately E of the road and measures 0.8m in height by 0.22m in thickness – there is an O/S bench-mark on its SSE face. The second stone, which also stands immediately E of the road, measures 0.5m in height and 0.4m in thickness. The northernmost stone measures 0.8m in height by 0.25m in thickness’.
Posted by CARL
20th August 2014ce

Three fairly small stones - CANMORE thinks one of them might just be a random boulder rather than part of a setting with the two definite megaliths.
The stones are near the road and in a very empty bit of flat moor, but they're low enough to be easily missed when the heather is thick.

"Small stones in flat featureless moor" sounds pretty dull, but it's a lovely site!
tumulus Posted by tumulus
14th October 2004ce


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tumulus Posted by tumulus
14th October 2004ce