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From the mound at Woodbine Cottage, I headed north on the track until it met another track heading west. A nice sunny day by now and excellent tracks for walking on. Keep going and follow this track as it veers south west until it meets another track, this time heading east. Follow this for about 500m then head cross country and south. Despite the marshy conditions, no accidents.

The site is contained within a tumble down dry stane dyke. It survives as a stony, partially turf covered mound being over 1m high in places. Some damage has occurred which will explain the dykes in the area. Trees block what would have been tremendous all round views. This must have been a superb site at some stage, it still is despite the damage.

To get back to where I parked I headed back to A93, to the south, jumping over a couple of wee burns on the way then headed east.

Fine site!

Visited 4/01/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th May 2021ce

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