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South Balnoon



The Balnoon area near the Glendronach Distillery (a sacred place to us Turriff people) has had a lot of cairns removed due to agriculture and forestry. However one cairn does remain on the Drumblair Hill which neighbours the Hare Moss (home to the remnants of a stone circle).

Take the minor road marked South Balnoon on the B9024, this overlooks the distillery, and head south east until the first wood on the east. There is enough room to park a car on a down slope.

Follow the track uphill, this is quite steep, until a small gap in the trees, at the this point leave the track, head through the trees, jump a wee ditch and the cairn is in front.

As usual Mr Shepherd's descriptions are very short in Canmore. The cairn is just over 6m in width being 0.75m high. It is turf and heather covered but appears to have a bit of houk damage. Also there appears to be a ditch to the north and west sides. It also has a clear view over to the Raich Four Poster.

Not much to look at, at least the site hasn't vanished altogether.

Visited 27/06/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th July 2020ce

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