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Drummanmoan Loan



Visited 03.05.24

Drummanmoan Loan Cairn is located in open moorland c. 3 miles N of Penwhirn Reservoir in Dumfries and Galloway. This lonely green mound is hidden from view by marsh grass except on the N arc. The subcircular cairn measures c. 25 feet across and 2 feet high. A low scattering of stones on the W arc may be the remains of a collapsed modern cairn, described in Canmore ID 61902. The centre of the mound is occupied by a circular hollow of marsh grass.

If you like a yomp over bleak moorland, this is your bag. Park up at NX 1275 7270 on the Lagafater Lodge dead-end single track road. Follow the W bank of the Laganabeastie Burn N for c. 0.5 mile to reach an enclosure above the burn. Head NW along rough ATV tracks. The cairn is obscured by a ring of marsh grass on approach making GPS navigation essential. Return by the reverse route. My route can be viewed on Drummanmoan Loan Cairn. Having travelled so far from civilisation, it would be a mistake not to visit Laganabeastie Cairns, which are located in pasture c. 200 yards E of the Stone Bridge.
Posted by markj99
8th May 2024ce
Edited 8th May 2024ce

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