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<b>Lintrathen</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Alyth (9km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO29125490 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 40' 49.62" N
Longitude:   3° 9' 25.33" W

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The last climb of the day proved to be the best and worst. Scenery around here is stunning, snow covered mountains to north, lochs north and south, superb walks near Lintrathen Loch and a cairn to finish. There the good news almost stops.

The fact that the cairn still survives is good but sadly it has taken one hell of a hammering. Robbed and multilated, further insult is added by the building of a small concrete block hut. Heaven knows what this is for. To the east all sorts of things have appeared another concrete thing, pipes sticking out of the ground etc etc.

Still it survives at 13 meters wide and 1 meter. Scattered rocks look like possible kerbs including one at the south side. But impossible to tell such is the damage. But yet it has the scenery which is a compensation.

Head east from Lintrathen church and pull in at the small reservoir. Luckily a nice stepped path heads up the hill. Keep going after the reservoir, go past the pile of field clearance and the cairn is over the fence. Easily spotted thanks to the wee building.

Visited 27/12/2014.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th December 2014ce