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Clava Cairn


Visited July 1998

We were well chuffed to see the signpost on the main road. Bonus stones! At the time I was under the impression that it was a bona fide stone circle, and was mildly puzzled by the extra bits off to the side. Not putting two and two together, and unlike the sensible Ms Mofflinson - not reading the plaque, it wasn't for a couple of years that I saw it in a list of Clava cairns and the penny dropped. Given it's proximity to the houses, it makes a lot of sense that the remains of the inner bits were turfed over.

It's a nice set of stones. But in retrospect I'm niggled at by the thought that there may have been a cup marked stone, and it might still be hiding somewhere nearby. I shan't bother to check though, as a negative result would spoil my enjoyment of the possibility. That and the fact that it's miles away.
Hob Posted by Hob
31st March 2006ce

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