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Backley Hill 1 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Instead of 5 cup marks there are 8 cup marks. Handy having Tiompan to count for me. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th April 2011ce

My second cup marked stone find. This time much closer home, and the sun shone. Lovely!

After finding the cairn I noticed a lot of flat rock surfaces and my luck was in. On the crest of the hill facing towards Bennachie is a rock with 5 cup marks. 3 are very noticable being about 8cm wide and 2cm deep. Two other weather worn cup marks can also be seen. Backley Hill is covered with this type of surface but these were the only cups I could find. However like the fairly close New Craig I wonder whats under the turf. With Bennachie in perfect view.............

I must thank George Gauld and his wife for allowing me to park at the farm. Also for showing me a very old map which indicated the nearby Elspet's Cairn and a long forgotten about and destroyed stone circle at Crowmallie. So thanks to them, very interesting.

Visited 24/04/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th April 2010ce

Backley Hill 1 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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24th April 2010ce

Backley Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I reached Backley by approaching from the north leaving the B9001 following the road to Wartle then Durno. At Durno turn in a north easterly direction, Backley is on the first farm track to the right (north). I parked at the farm, with permission.

The remains of the Bronze Age cairn, and I emphasise remains, are on the south east of the hill. All that is left is a small mound about 11 meters wide standing at a 1/2 meter in height at it's tallest. Maybe one kerb remains along with a scattering of stones lying on the grass rise. Bennachie is bang in front and probably played a part in it's positioning, as with another discovery I made.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th April 2010ce

Backley Hill (Cairn(s)) — Images

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24th April 2010ce
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