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White Cairn, Culroy



Visited 14.10.18
Turn onto the A747 Port William road from the A75 at Glenluce. Take the first L for Whitefield Loch after around 1.5 miles. This is a narrow lane with few passing places! Continue past the loch until you reach a Y junction at Culroy farm after around 2 miles. The White Cairn lies 50 yards N of the Y junction, in the moorland. Retrace your route to return as this is a dead end.

I expected to see a gleaming white cairn from a distance. The reality was somewhat different. I found the cairn more by GPS than sight.
The cairn is constructed of white stones however it is hidden under vegetation and the centre has been robbed out. A horseshoe wall structure is all that remains.

"A large cairn, which, at the date of visit, was being broken up for road metal. One half had already been removed and the remainder lay ready for removal. It was about 45' in diameter and no cist was exposed."
RCAHMS 1912, visited 1911

The quote is an extract from Canmore ID 62210 (go to Links) explaining the sad demise of this cairn.
Posted by markj99
18th October 2018ce
Edited 13th September 2020ce

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