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Carn Challard



A magical cairn to finish the last day of October, Carn Challard. Canmore doesn't say to much about this site, only saying that it's possibly a ring cairn.

To me, it looked like a normal upland cairn for the area. It is approximately 16m wide and its 1.5m tall. As usual its been houked and trees are growing in the damaged area.

From Carrbridge I walked on the minor road heading west past the railway station, what looks like an industrial estate until I reached a track heading north west which eventually crosses the River Dulnain via the beautiful Sluggan Bridge. Just after the bridge follow the river east until the deer fence and follow it uphill until its junction with another fence. At this point, it is relatively easy to get over. On the other side follow the fence west, which leads straight to the cairn.

Despite being fairly difficult to reach, a tremendous site.

Visited 31/10/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st February 2020ce

Comments (4)

Well done for finding this Drew. Nice walking up there
strathspey Posted by strathspey
15th February 2020ce
Difficult to find, but the walk from Carrbridge to the site is through gorgeous scenery, the bridge is worth a visit Strathie. More sites in the area apparently :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th February 2020ce
You’ve a knack of finding sites in the most outstanding locations loon!

Sluggan bridge and the old Wade road to Slochd is full of history (and not just the Jacobite stuff). Family connections just outside Carrbridge Took us up there on many gorgeous summer afternoons.
strathspey Posted by strathspey
22nd February 2020ce
All round Carrbridge is really good, home ground for you sir. (the fort at Torran Ban is excl btw) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th February 2020ce
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