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Trusty's Hill (Hillfort) — News

'Lost Kingdom' Linked To Galloway


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-38679324

Kerloch Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Blarourie Ring Cairn — Images

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Torr Na Sithinn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

From the Cadhach Burn cairn we headed north past the deserted 'ferm toun' of Lochans crossing over a few gates and burns but mainly on old farm tracks. The destination is fairly easily spotted as it is a small mound with trees on top set in the middle of the valley near Stroin Cottage. Just to the north of Stroin Cottage there is a lime kiln with an old car rusting away to nothing in it. Odd!

From the old car the cairn at Torr Na Sithinn is a short walk north west and is situated in the southern end of the small wood. Boulders or kerbs are set in a circle, indicating perhaps a stone circle?, (both Les and myself had similar thoughts) that is about 10m in width. The bank between some of these stones has smaller kerbs poking thru the turf especially at the southern end. It reaches no more than 0.4m in height. Animal damage has also revealed some stone work.

A very beautiful area with three nice cairns. Well worth a visit but park in the small car park before entering the land belonging to Birkwood if you don't want to be questioned by the farmer.

Visited 29/12/2016.

Cadhach Burn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

From the nearby Lochans cairn we headed east jumping a couple of fences on the way to the north of the small hill that houses the Cadhach cairn.

This cairn, is almost 8m wide and is about 0.5m tall. Some kerbs still occupy their original positions, some made visible with the aid of the local rabbits, and cairn material can be seen poking through the turf. This, like its near neighbour, is a very beautiful place.

After sampling the atmosphere and the view it was time to trek north to Torr Na Sithinn.

Visited 29/12/2016.

Belrorie (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Belrorie, what a place to find although near a path these damned trees do get in the way and they certainly obscure the view. Alternatively they might be protecting the cairn, at the moment. Hopefully when it is the trees time to come down the forestry people will take care and look after what is a pretty decent site.

Further along the South Deeside Road, the B976, heading west from Dalwhing I parked at Burnroot just after the massive Sawmill. After asking permission to park I headed a short distance south, then follow the track as it veers east. At the next T junction start heading south, shortly after there is a meeting place of three tracks, head west for a short distance then head south following the better of the tracks. At this point there is a steepish slope, half way up this the cairn is situated to the east.

At this point the trees looked very dense so I headed further uphill and jumped the fence when the fir trees began to thin out. From here I battered, stumbled and crawled my way north, another battering for the legs. The cairn is covered in trees except for the northern section which is clear, a place to stand up hurrah!! I reckoned the cairn to be 10m wide and about 1m high. Stones, thanks to the forestry, have been strewn everywhere and trees are planted on top. As usual there has been an amount of houking but the remains of small rectangular structure sit near the centre of the site.

Once again there would have been tremendous views here in the past but sawmills have their needs. Interestingly if you follow the paths to Belrorie Farm, heading south west, there is another path that leads to Hillhead and Cairn More. Another route for another day.

Visited 15/12/2016.

Dalwhing (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Dalwhing appears to a series of small kerb cairns situated in a field just north of the B976, the South Deeside Road. This is just north of the Bridge O Ess and the Glentanar estates, which I knew well as a wee boy. Once up at the top of the hill after the bridge there is enough room to park a car at the side of the road.

Jump the fence and head downhill into the rough pasture and woods. If you head north west you will go straight to the biggest of the cairns, sitting at over 4m wide and approx. 0.5 high. Kerbs survive but another nearby large cairn has been trashed and isn't pictured here. Out into the open there are several cairns and its worth taking a look at the surrounding scenery. On a sunnier day this is a beautiful place, on this day it was dark which only changed when I'd reached the top of Deecastle.

Nice place if passing. If visiting Bridge O Ess/Glentanar the superb Cairn More is high above the visitor centre.

Visited 15/12/2016.

Scotland (Country) — News

£65m Bill To Preserve Historic Sites


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38553858

Fife — News

Neolithic Pottery And Flint Tools Found In Fife


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38554521

Tap o' Noth (Hillfort) — Images

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Tom Dubh 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

This cairn is 60 meters to the south west of Tom Dubh 1. From the first cairn go back to the track and jump the fence into the wood to the south, then walk west.

This cairn has been very badly disturbed, houked and to add insult has had farm waste of a corrugated kind dumped at its side. The 14m wide cairn lies mostly hidden under pine needles, what pops thru is mostly small stones. On the south side a couple of stones/boulders/kerbs remain at the highest point of the site, 0.4m.

After a wee look round it was back to the track heading south west to Migvie Church (very beautiful interior) and a shock at Glack Farmhouse.

Visited 29/12/2016.

Ury North Lodge (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Allochie (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Northward (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Allrick Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

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