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Ballageich Hill



Visited 02.04.23

Ballageich Hill Cairn is located on the E edge of the summit plateau of Ballageich Hill, c. 2 miles SW of Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire. There is a lay-by on the B764 at NS 53933 50021, opposite to Greenfield Farm track. A path from the lay-by, heading NW, leads c. 180 yards up to the elevated remains of Ballageich Hill Cairn. The grassy sub-circular cairn measures c. 3 feet high and 66 feet in diameter. The surface of the cairn is irregular with exposed stones protruding through the turf. There is a round excavation pit, measuring c. 6 feet across and 1 foot deep, in the S half of the mound. Ballageich Hill Cairn has expansive views to the N, E and S. The W view looks across moorland towards the summit of Ballageich Hill. Canmore ID 43978 lists the cairn under the alternative spelling "Ballagioch".
Posted by markj99
5th May 2023ce
Edited 5th May 2023ce

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