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Eagle Cairn (Cardryne)



Visited 12.06.24

Eagle Cairn (Cardryne) is a ruined cairn in Dumfries and Galloway with a spectacular panorama including sea views and the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse. The mound has been bisected by a dry stane dyke running NNE to SSW. The western half is better preserved, measuring c. 12 feet wide of the dry stane dyke up to 1 feet high with embedded stones scattered in the grassy surface. The eastern half has been reduced to a prominence in the field, measuring c. 1 foot high and 6 feet wide of the dry stane dyke. Further information is available in Canmore ID 61065.

The route to the cairn is cross country starting at a lay-by at NX 1192 3301 opposite Cardryne Croft. Follow a farm track NE then walk round the perimeter of a field to a gate, detour round rough ground towards the ruined cairn. My route is viewable on Eagle Cairn (Cardryne).
Posted by markj99
15th June 2024ce
Edited 1st July 2024ce

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