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Hill Of Urchany


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Nearest Town:Nairn (6km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NH893506 / Sheet: 27
Latitude:57° 31' 55.38" N
Longitude:   3° 50' 56.63" W

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Urchany Kerbed Cairn

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Leave the B9101 after the A939 heading west and take the first minor road heading south. Keep going until the first forestry track heading east. I parked here and then proceeded not to be able to find the northern cairn presumably covered in deep forest. So to the top of the hill I headed after battering my way thru bog and deep forest. 500 meters from the top the trees have been obliterated leaving an ankle breaking terrain.

Somehow the cairn has survived in a small clearing, no trees dead or otherwise on this little patch. However the kerb has paid a price as only 2 remain the place. The centre of the cairn, though dug out, remains reasonably intact. Against the odds the cairn sits at 12 meters wide and 1 meter tall. Impressive views to the Moray Firth and the Black isle.

With that it was a somewhat shorter route back to the car. Head to the west, straight down thru the trees and the forestry track is reached. After that it's retrace your steps.

Visited 21/07/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd July 2011ce

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Urchany (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

This was supposed to visited during the Slagachorrie Dun visit but that walk ended in complete despair and misery. However this visit was much better as the Eberdein and Turra Loons invaded the Highland region once again. Also, handily, the weather was very good.

Leave the B9101 taking first minor road south, west of the A939. Keep going south, past Regoul, and pull into the second forestry track. Head south east then take the track heading north east. The cairn is about a half mile up this road to the north side of the whins which block the view from the track.

Sadly the cairn is covered in vegetation and has been houked. However the kerb still exists except in the western arc were it has taking a battering. The site stands at 10 meters wide and is almost 1 meter high.

With that done it was to nice clava cairn/stone circle at Little Urchany. A much better result than last time!!!

Visited 22/10/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th October 2016ce

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