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<b>Montgoldrum</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amy
Nearest Town:Inverbervie (5km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO820773 / Sheet: 45
Latitude:56° 53' 12.21" N
Longitude:   2° 17' 43.58" W

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For this visit I went past Millplough and up to Cluseburn, parking at the end of the track. On the nearby hill is supposed to some cairns but they, sadly, seem to have vanished. It was clear at this time, on the way back it certainly wasn't. So I decided to head cross country in a north east direction to Montgoldrum Cairn, something I'd missed the previous week. Cluseburn has water, not to deep as I discovered by mistiming my jump to land in but not over. Fortunately not as much water as my recent Loch Of The Clans adventures. So on I went over several fences and gates until I flukily walked straight into the cairn.

At one time this cairn had been protected by a fence but it appeared to an ancient relic as well going by it's condition. As for the cairn, it is some 16 meters wide and 1 meter tall. For some reason it reminded me of the Trancie cairn, bowled out with ditch, minus the ditch. Damage to the cairn shows the constuction of earth and boulders. From the there it was up the hill, behind the wood to the east, to visit the RSC again (I like that place).

The way back was a bit of a nightmare as the sea mist had come in, visibility was poor and it was freezing. However a change of boots and socks lifted spirits as indeed did a visit to the Bervie chipper.

Visited 3/08/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th August 2011ce
Edited 4th August 2011ce