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Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


At Kirriemuir take the B951 and head north west until the first minor road heading east, take this then take the the first farm track heading north which leads to Culhawk Farm. I was allowed permission to park by two well informed gentlemen who knew about numerous prehistoric sites in the area. This would prove to be a great day for meeting interesting people.

On the hottest day of the year, for me, I headed up the south west flank of CulHawk Hill being sheltered by some well placed trees. The grid ref on Canmore is 'iffy' and its locator 'iffier', the grid I've given is hopefully more accurate. The barrow is on the west side of the track with clear views west to the cairn on Kirkton Hill near Kingoldrum.

With beautiful scenery all round the turf covered site sits at 16m wide and 1.5m tall. The east side has been clipped by the track and the usual houking has taken place but despite the damage I thought this a superb site.

Great way to start the day.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th September 2020ce

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