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Crabs Cairn


<b>Crabs Cairn</b>Posted by fitzcoraldoImage © fitzcoraldo
Nearest Town:Aberdeen (3km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ963037 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 7' 27.27" N
Longitude:   2° 3' 40.02" W

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Visited: May 12, 2015

Revealed at last!

After years of neglect, during which this Bronze Age Cairn on Aberdeen's Tullos Hill lay almost totally hidden under a thick blanket of gorse, a pathway has at last been opened up to its grassy summit.

There's still not a lot to see of this tumbledown cairn, but in early summer it opens up an amazing vista over swathes of yellow flowering gorse.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
12th May 2015ce

From the Tullos cairn I headed back up the hill towards the fence and followed it to it's end. This leads back to the main track. From here head east till the track a steel gate is reached.

This cairn was damaged during the war but it is still visible and stands at 11 meters wide and 1.1 meters tall. It is impossible to get close tho, as hard as tried I couldn't break thru the jabby things. But at least it's still here.

With that its a long walk back to the car via Cat Cairn 2. A chance to grab some foties in silence except for the constant hum of vuvu, sorry I mean traffic.

Visited 13/07/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th July 2010ce


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Another cairn on Tullos Hill, damaged during the war, but still visible. A small urn was discovered in the cist.
Chris Posted by Chris
9th October 2006ce