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Binghill West


<b>Binghill West</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Aberdeen (9km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ8552302325 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 6' 42.03" N
Longitude:   2° 14' 20.59" W

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Walk in a south westerly direction from the stone circle and this very rough cairn can be found. There has been a 'Unexplained, Uneasy feeling' forum and today was a good example. The rain had by-passed monsoon and the thunder and lightning led to some eerie moments. Every now and again the woods would light up to give a very uneasy feeling but that might have been because I was drenched and frozen.

The cairn is 8 meters north to south, 6 meters east to west and almost 2 meters high. Most of the cairn material is made up of large rocks with no kerb or ring.

Anyway I was soaked so I went to the eastern cairn. These cairns have caused no end of confusion even to Canmore, OS, Phillips and myself. (just ask the TMA Ed)

Visited 10/07/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th July 2011ce
Edited 11th July 2011ce


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Here's something on Drewbhoy's 'little mentioned cairn':
In one of the plantations on Binghill, there is a Druid's temple enclosed with a common stone dike; and near to it is a large tumulus, which is said to have been once the burying-place of the family of Drum, a property in a neighbouring parish, where the descendants of that family now reside.
From the Peterculter chapter of the New Statistical Account.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th November 2009ce
Edited 12th July 2011ce