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North Muir



Two round cairns - one of them amongst the best preserved in Scotland.

The Nether Cairn is 15m diameter and 3.5m high and retains its pudding-bowl shape from all angles. Such a joy to see one not mutilated for building dykes or sheep shelters. No trace of a kerb.

700m to the NE is the Upper Cairn (NT11005091), a bit higher than Nether Cairn but it has suffered from stone robbing.

Access Off a Right of Way running NE from Garvald Farm. Rough track with several gates but all can be opened.

Visited 2 May 2005
greywether Posted by greywether
4th May 2005ce

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