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Kinchyle of Dores

Clava Cairn


"Seen one, seen them all."

That's largely what Dr Johnson said of this Clava passage grave when he came here with Boswell in 1773.

At least, he probably got a good view of it - which is more than can be said now. On paper, this is a great site. Five stones of the surrounding circle remain upright.

But it is covered in vegetation making access and appreciation very difficult. "A visual disaster" - as Burl says.

Access. . Roadside parking then it's a case of finding the line of least resistance. Not easy.

Visited 2 November 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
18th November 2004ce
Edited 3rd November 2005ce

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