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Little Hill


<b>Little Hill</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Banchory (15km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ54500114 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 5' 56.73" N
Longitude:   2° 45' 3.87" W

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12/05/2018 - Good parking at the bend on the minor road just before Boddomend (NJ 5492 0013). Nice track leads north towards Little Hill. After about half a mile or so we passed a biggish borrow pit on our right, then took the next track after that which led to the top of hill. From the top (which had a trace of what might be a cairn) it was an easy stroll east to the enclosure. Not a bad time of year to visit as the bracken hasn't started to grow back yet.

Interesting enclosure. I'd love to know what it was used for and when. It's location is lovely with grand views out across the countryside.

Fine place for a stroll on a sunny day. You can extend the walk with a visit to Mortlich to the NW as well if you have the time.

Easy access with no fence problems.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
13th May 2018ce

I parked at the uninhabited farm of Tilphoudie on the first minor road heading north to the east of Aboyne. (home of the Image Wood Stone Circle) To get to the enclosure follow the fence up the hill until it meets another. Over this and keep going.

Although overgrown at this time of year, a winter time visit would be better, the surrounding wall of the 27m wide enclosure can be seen all the way round. Several big boulders have also been placed in the wall. A gap in the wall on the eastern side marks the entrance.

Tremendous views of Dee-side and the valley to the east and south.

Little Hill is in the shadow of the bigger hill Mortlich to the north west, home to a hillfort.

Visited 15/6/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th July 2017ce
Edited 24th July 2017ce