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Tom Nan Carragh

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<b>Tom Nan Carragh</b>Posted by tiompanImage © tiompan
Nearest Town:Grantown-On-Spey (4km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ011245 / Sheet: 36
Latitude:57° 18' 1.47" N
Longitude:   3° 38' 29.55" W

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Ballintomb Artificial Mound

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Coming down from Gaich Wood 2 I jumped the fence at Skeilloch Croft onto the old A95. A tractor approached so I waved and he stopped. Asking directions to the standing stones I enquired what was the best way. Answer, over the A95 straight across. Absolute dawdle of a mile walk, maybe not.

Ran across the A95 jumped the fence and somehow managed to cross a bog without being soaked. Jump next fence and if you have long legs jump the burn as well, a few meters later repeat this process. From here it is much drier however bombardment from above started. Seagulls obviously have been lacking targets recently and decided that I was to be repeatedly dive bombed and screamed at. But after a while they realised they weren't tough enough, so they flew away.

The three stones (plus a couple of others having a rest, including the cup marked one) are all still standing. Beautiful site, beautiful views. Park at the farm if you have any sense.

Visited 26/7/2012.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th July 2012ce
Edited 27th July 2012ce

As well as the three stones of the alignment there is another similar shaped stone with cup marks approx 30metres to the west of the westernmost stone . tiompan Posted by tiompan
11th August 2007ce

Three stones, each about 2.5m high running NE/SW not quite in a straight line. They are well spaced and the first and third are not intervisible. Great views over to the Cairngorms.

Ask at Ballintomb farm. Access along the disused railway line until it is blocked by a gate then head right. Two gates, one locked.

6.6.05
greywether Posted by greywether
13th June 2005ce

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Ballintomb (Artificial Mound) — Fieldnotes

A few meters south of the middle stone this mound has been severely damaged by two massive trenches. Still it has nice views of the calm running River Spey. It is 27 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall.

(I'll go back, the photos aren't very clear).

Visited 26/7/2012.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th July 2012ce