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Elliot Water

Promontory Fort


After leaving the rain soaked Kirkbuddo Cairn we headed further east following the B9127 until the sharp corners at the Black Den bridge. The Black Burn flows under the bridge and it meets the Elliot Water nearby, both were bursting their banks.

For some reason I got completely lost by following a track which eventually vanished, however after finding a well built wall I found myself near a folly / temple overlooking Elliot Water. This made life easier, by sticking to ridge overlooking the burn and heading east I headed straight into the promontory fort.

An earthwork or rampart defends the west side of the fort stretching for about 52m being almost over 1m high in most most places. It is crescent shaped. Nature provides the rest of the other defences with steep slopes going down to the two burns.

Sticking to high places overlooking the Black Burn and following a type of track we made our way back north towards were I had parked the car. If anybody finds car keys here, they belong to me.

Visited 14/02/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th July 2020ce

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