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Gallow Hill (Cortachy)



The final stop of the long short cut home saw me land at the Gallow's Hill near Cortachy. From Cortachy I headed east but missed the road at Cossacks, taking the road north just before Memus. At Dykend I took the road heading west, complete with the sign I always ignore 'if sat nav took you here you must be in the wrong place'. Just before a steep corner heaping uphill, there is a road heading south (the road on the OS). I parked at a long abandoned quarry.

From the quarry head uphill then head east passing some lonely looking trees. There are tremendous views looking over the Angus countryside.

Easy to see why some would have called them stone circles. Several kerbs remain in place joined by boulders that are probably field clearance. Most of the stones have been removed probably crushed to make nearby roads. However, the site remains at 11m wide and has nearby company.

Visited 25/07/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2020ce

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