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Clava Cairn

<b>Croftcroy</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/ALC/B
Nearest Town:Inverness (12km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NH682332 / Sheet: 26
Latitude:57° 22' 12.72" N
Longitude:   4° 11' 30.72" W

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This was the final stop of the day and I'm glad to say that there has been massive improvements to the cairn. Overgrown grass has been replaced by 'chuckies'/gravel highlighting the clava.

The cairn is fairly difficult to find despite being near the road. We stopped and asked directions from a person who invited me to look over his garden wall. He asked if this is what I was looking for, the answer obviously being it was. He also told me that the house in front of the cairn was called Stonehenge.

The kerb is in fairly decent condition, being over a 11 meters wide and the passageway is clearly visible heading towards the centre.

Turn west onto the Tordarroch road in Farr and the cairn is in the first space to the right. This is a public access path to the cairn past garages and sheds. Go through the gap in the wall and cairn appears. I also went and asked at the aforementioned Stonehenge in a rare show of good manners.

Well done to the locals for looking after this superb site!!

Visited 18/10/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th October 2016ce
Edited 19th October 2016ce

This one eluded me a bit at first but then I discoverd it in a back garden. In fact it IS the back garden, all of it. No one around to ask so the picture is the "best" of a few taken over the wall.

Clava passage grave with the unusual feature of a chamber no wider than the passage and really just a continuation of it.

greywether Posted by greywether
13th June 2005ce