The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Get the TMA Images feed
drewbhoy

Latest Posts
Showing 1-50 of 5,935 posts. Most recent first | Next 50

Burnswark (Sacred Hill) — News

Burnswark's Bloody History Becomes Clear


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37194266

Avielochan (Clava Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Avielochan</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Avielochan</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Avielochan</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Avielochan</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Easter Clune (Ring Cairn) — Images

<b>Easter Clune</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Blue Cairn (Califer) (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Blue Cairn (Califer)</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Blue Cairn (Califer)</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Blue Cairn (Califer)</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Castle Findlay (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Castle Findlay</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Avielochan (Clava Cairn) — Fieldnotes

If you could join Avielochan and Granish together there would almost be a complete Clava Cairn. Like Granish it is a superb site surrounded by beautiful scenery.

We approached from the south from Granish taking the first road east on the A95. Take the twisty track past the houses and wee loch (called Avie Lochan) until a sharp corner. Look north into a field with what looks like a long cairn to find the cairn nestled amongst the trees.

Visited 31/7/2016.

Granish (Clava Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Granish is an absolute belter of a site and remains in good condition and is as described in Gladman's superb notes.

Like Gladman my map reading skills seemed to fail. I parked at the first layby on the A95 north of Aviemore thinking the site was almost next to the road. After leading, AC, RM and B on a wild goose chase I checked the OS map and found it to be the other side of the railway to the north east. Whistling Last Train To London I jumped the fence, got a row for doodling on the track, jumped the next fence and wandered through some trees to find the site.

What a site and like Mr G I think the tree adds to the place.

31/7/2016.

Aviemore (Clava Cairn) — Fieldnotes

The name of the estate the ring cairn is situated is called Muirton, heaven knows why I haven't mentioned this before as I have been here plenty of times before. Still nicely kept and manicured. On a another note it was nice to see Aviemore heaving with people.

Re-visited 31/7/2016.

Orkney — News

Mystery Structure Found Under Neolithic Dump


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37154410

Arr Wood (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Arr Wood</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Arr Wood</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Arr Wood</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Easter Clunes (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Easter Clunes</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clunes</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clunes</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clunes</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clunes</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Easter Clune (Ring Cairn) — Images

<b>Easter Clune</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Pityoulish Barrows (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

From the standing stone keep heading north westish until the wood stops. In the clearing on a small mound at least two of four barrows can be spotted overlooking the River Spey.

A square and round barrow can be seen with the other two others somewhat overgrown. A fence post also makes finding the round barrow very easy. Dense forest that Canmore mentions seems to have vanished.

Nice site overlooking the Spey with an equally nice view looking over to An Leth Chreag. Noisy geese on the other side of the river provided natures music.

Visited 31/7/2106.

Pityoulish (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The blue granite standing stone at Pityoulish is a bonnie wee thing standing proudly in the woods of the same name. It stands at almost 1.5 meters tall and could well be an outlier for the nearby barrows. Whatever the reason, standing stones are common on this part of the River Spey.

Leave the village of Boat Of Garten (steam trains and ospreys are the claim to fame as well as Bob Dylans brother) heading south on the B970. Go through the Street Of Kincardine, past a minor road and pull in at the third farm track heading west (after the Street).

From here its over the gate on the opposite side of the road and head north west for about 200 meters. Lovely stone, lovely site!

Visited 31/7/2016.

Easter Clune (Ring Cairn) — Images

<b>Easter Clune</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clune</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clune</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Easter Clune</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Blue Cairn (Califer) (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Blue Cairn (Califer)</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Blue Cairn (Califer)</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Pityoulish Barrows (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

<b>Pityoulish Barrows</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Pityoulish Barrows</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Pityoulish Barrows</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Avielochan (Clava Cairn) — Images

<b>Avielochan</b>Posted by drewbhoy

Castle Hill (Auchenblae) (Promontory Fort) — Fieldnotes

The villagers of Auchenblae still refer to this site as fort as I found out at the shop in the village. They seemed very proud of this beautiful place, quite right as it is!

The site is to east of the village surrounded by minor roads. I jumped the fence at the south junction. As is normal with this type of site three sides of the fort have steeps whilst the entrance, in the north east, is relatively flat.

Visited 28/7/2016.

Loch Vaa (Crannog) — Fieldnotes

The last stop of a long day probably provided the most beautiful setting, certainly the calmest. Normally the crannog is completely covered but we got lucky as the monument was slightly above the water.

Alas after looking out my diving gear I discovered that I had forgotten to put it in the car. Hopefully the photos give an idea of how beautiful this loch is with its 15 meter wide crannog.

Park at the cemetery north of Aviemore on the A95. An easy stroll over a wee hill leads down to the shore. Beautiful place!!

Visited 31/7/2106.

Granish (Clava Cairn) — Images

<b>Granish</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Granish</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Granish</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Granish</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Granish</b>Posted by drewbhoy<b>Granish</b>Posted by drewbhoy
Showing 1-50 of 5,935 posts. Most recent first | Next 50
Still doing the music, following that team, drinking far to much and getting lost in the hills! (Some Simple Minds, Glasvegas, Athlete, George Harrison, Empire Of The Sun, Nazareth on the headphones, good boots and sticks, away I go!)

(The Delerium Trees)

Protect your heritage!

My TMA Content: