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<b>Souterhill</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Kintore (8km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ82380844 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 9' 59.41" N
Longitude:   2° 17' 28.98" W

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This time I approached from the Hill Of Keir, the hill with an enclosure to the west. It's a fairly short and not very steep walk to the shoulder between the hills. Over a fence and over to other the side which is an easy on walk on grass. At the bottom of Souterhill's western flank there is a small bog. Once over that it is over a deer fence, climbing over on the northern side.

People say some things get better with age and I'd have to say this cairn looks better since my last visit. Another kerb has appeared and the whole place seemed tidier.

One thing didn't change. The last time I was here I was drenched. This time was no exception.

Visited 27/4/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
2nd June 2017ce
Edited 2nd June 2017ce

Leave the B979 and take the back road to Westhills. I pulled in between two hills, Hill Of Keir to the right, Souterhill to the left. Fresh from a drenching at Cairnie I wasn't worried about rain and ironically it stopped.

I headed up the hill, over a dry stane dyke, thru a new deer fence and clambered up the hill. Lots of flat rock but no rock art today. The cairn still sits at 6 meters wide and 0.4 meters tall with one possible lonely kerb to the north. To the north is the enclosure at Hill Of Keir, standing stones at Tertowie, Auchronie and Auchinclech are in the area, an end to a very wet but strangely rewarding day.

drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th June 2011ce
Edited 2nd June 2017ce