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Hillhead Of Suttie



The Hillhead of Suttie is in an area crammed with ancient history. Just to the south are the ancient settlements at Larrick and Newton Wood, to the north Greenlands. This is a place, I think, of significance.

Not so long ago the Postman, Gladman and myself commented on the fact many sites are labelled cairn when the powers that be can't think of anything else. As the images show there is a Recumbent (western side over 1.2 meters high, 1 meter in width), probably, aligned to Bennachie but the trees are in the way. Several stones form a circle, two of which are visible at the moment some tramping finds others. A cairn some 12 meters wide by 1 meter high sits inside. Inside this a possible hut circle has been built, once again the stones are obscured by grass.

From Hatton of Fintray stay on the B977 until a minor road indicates Inverurie. Keep going until the forestry works road, after Larrick, on the left. Park here and follow the track, by foot, for a 1/4 mile. The cairn/RSC is on the right hand side of the track. Fairly easy walk, watch for the puddles and dubs.

Visited 28/1/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
30th January 2010ce
Edited 30th January 2010ce

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