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Laganabeastie East



Laganabeastie Cairns can be found adjacent to the single track road to Lagafater Lodge, a large isolated holiday house in Dumfries and Galloway. The East & West cairns are located only 50 yards apart on the edge of moorland separated by a dry stane dyke.
Scant details of Laganabeastie East are available on Canmore ID 61900 (go to Links). It is described as “ a cairn, measuring 17.3m in diameter and 1.5m in height”.
The cairn has been heavily robbed on the S side leaving an excavated hollow and scattered stones behind. It measures approximately 20 yards on the EW axis by 2 yards high. It is still recognisable as a cairn despite the desecrations.
Directions: Take the un-signposted single track road 400 yards N of the Innermessan Junction on the A77 to Stranraer. Continue for 5 miles across moorland until you reach Penwhirn Reservoir and Filter Station. Take the next L across a bridge just after the Filter Station. This is a dead end single track road leading to Lagafater Lodge. Follow this narrow road for 2.5 miles until you reach an exposed stone bridge. Park in the next passing place. The Laganabeastie Cairns can be seen on the R in a rough pasture surrounded by a dry stane dyke. If you reach a Private Road sign you have gone too far. Turn around and the cairns will be on your L after around 500 yards.
Posted by markj99
20th July 2020ce
Edited 25th July 2020ce

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