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Black Wood Of Leys West

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


From the Black Wood Of Leys 3 cairn we headed north east to a supposed track which headed south westish. We found the track but it was in terrible condition, new paths had been created nearby but this had long been forgotten. When we found the track that headed west to our next location we discovered it was in equally bad condition. However we battered on and eventually found a proper path. Once reaching this we headed north west after passing a small hill covered in trees we headed straight west again. This area has had its trees removed so at least we could were our feet landed!

This area has several cairns but with light gradually becoming an issue and Tomfat demanding a visit I explored the main cairn in this area.

The cairn sits at over 7 metres in width and is almost one metre tall. A cist partially remains in the centre with the possible capstone pushed to one side. Some kerbs do survive in an earthfast condition but most have been shoved around by forestry work. Like a lot of places in these woods it seems to have the ability to survive.

Another visit to discover the rest but now it was on to Tomfat.

Visited 22/10/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th November 2016ce

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