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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye by GLADMAN Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach (approx NG514 273) - the cairn is not held to be of ancient origin... (although my ancient 1:25 OS map depicts the site in 'antiquarian' typeface... for what it's worth)... but tellingly does not stand at the summit of the peak (a pathetic heap of stones marking that can just be seen far top left). What's more, I discerned an earthfast footprint. Intriguing. Bla Bheinn is the mountain peeking from cloud beyond.
GLADMAN Image Credit: Robert Gladstone
Posted by GLADMAN
28th June 2012ce
Edited 27th April 2015ce
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Comments (2)

I f only I could be there. Sob! The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
30th June 2012ce
It was a complete 'spur of the moment' thing on the way towards Kilmartin... needless to say a few sites had to be subsequently deleted from that list. The path up the little Drum na Ruaige ridge beckons as you drive pass Sligachan, you know? And to my mind Glamaig has one of the most impressive profiles in the UK. Paused to dither and noticed there were two cairns upon my old map marked in the beloved italics. Enough said. Probably one of the easiest climbs available in the Cuillin, but still more than enough for me. Glorious views combined with - just maybe - some archaeology. Highly recommended. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
30th June 2012ce
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