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Port Sonachan

Chambered Cairn


Whoever chose to bury their dead here had a good eye for location. This could be the best-located chambered cairn in Scotland.

Sitting on the 110m contour above Loch Awe, the E end of the cairn faces the Cruachan Hills.

No surviving chamber at the E though but this area has been disturbed by later building and there are some orthostat-like stones lying around.

There is a good chamber at the W end with most of its feature still visible.

Great spot. Took far too many photos and left reluctantly.

Park just N of the hotel. Take the track opposite N first then follow the telegraph wires to the wall. Climb the wall and continue on that line up hill. Steep but short.

Visited 29 April 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
8th June 2004ce
Edited 8th June 2004ce

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