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Knockargety (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Leave the B9119 after Tarland at the first minor road heading north at Leys farm. This road ends at Braehead which leads to the cairn of the same name and Corrachree Hill.

About a 1/2m mile up the road there is an old quarry to the east (plenty parking room), opposite this to the west is the homestead. Although a short walk the terrain is fairly rough as trees have recently been taken down.

On the highest hillock is the enclosure with its hut circle. Sitting at 18 meters wide with a 1.5m ruinous wall the enclosure has the adjoining hut circle on its northern side. Piles of stones are probably field clearance. The hut circle is about 10m wide. This site has taken a battering but it is in the middle of prehistoric central and a good starting point for a long walk.

Visited 17/3/2017.

Corsindae (Cup Marked Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Corsindae (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Souterhill (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Hill of Keir (Enclosure) — Images

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Morphie (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Highland (Mainland) — News

Excavation at site of 'ancient wag' in Caithness


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39703952

Culsten Burn (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Park near St Nathalan's Kirk for this site and also the nearby Braehead Farm souterrain in the field to the south.

Cross over the busy A93 and go through the Braehead Of Tullich farm which leads to the track winding its way up the Crannach Hill. Today the track was also busy with thousands of male toads carrying their partners to the small but very lovely Culsten Loch, which has seen its dam repaired in recent years.

Keep going until a track veers north west. Follow this until a small clump of trees to the east of the track. The kerb cairn is just before this and slightly to the west.

Sitting at no more than 2m wide this is a difficult site to find. However a solitary kerb just pokes through the turf and heather. Its colleagues are under the vegetation and I uncovered another 4. This is a lovely place with superb views to the south east following the River Dee.

Just after the Braehead Of Tullich, heading towards the cairn, there is a site that looks like a henge or a severely houked cairn. It is in fact a filled in quarry.

This place is rarely visited and maybe we should be grateful as it leaves the toads and other wildlife in peace.

Visited 17/3/2017.

Orkney — News

Cardiff woman's Orkney-Norway trek pulling 30kg stone


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-39658788

Canterland (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Stone of Morphie (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Balmakewan (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images

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Glen Wood (Cairn(s)) — Images

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