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At the crossroads where the B9119 meets the B993 head south on the B993 taking the first minor road heading west. Take the road to Learney House, the home farm is, sadly, in a severe state of ruin. Still the house seems in fairly good condition and here I was allowed to park. The estate has a new 'gamie' or factor who didn't know the area. He now knows the areas prehistory, nearby are a standing stone and chamber cairn (in the near area are several outstanding RSC's.) and village pubs.

From the house I headed north east on a track for 1/2 mile, then headed sharp north west climbing steadily until a junction with another track. From here I headed straight west heading uphill. Recent forestry work made underfoot conditions much better.

The remains of the cairn are on top of Learney Hill amongst the trees and a clearing. The almost 10m wide turf covered cairn has a newer cairn built on top. It is almost 1m high.

After having a good look round it was back down the hill and time to find some of the aforementioned refreshment.

Visited 10/3/2015.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
31st March 2015ce
Edited 10th February 2017ce

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