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<b>Dryloch</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Alyth (5km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO28404945 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 37' 52.98" N
Longitude:   3° 10' 2.18" W

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From Philpie head west on the A926 and head north on the next minor road. I parked at Dryloch Farm. Take the track south next to farm which leads to another track then turn west. According to the OS map following the tree line south and then west leads to the cairn. This maybe isn't the case as a new plantation seems to have appeared and I had great fun climbing deer fences, jumping burns and wandering thru bogs before reaching a track of sorts. Still I followed this west until fir trees appeared then OS map was almost correct.

The cairn itself still stands at 28 meters wide and is 2 meters tall. Kerbs still exist on the west and east flanks. Sadly the centre has been badly hollowed and has been used as a rubbish dump by the forestry people. Still its a great place and a wee clean up would do wonders.

Just to the north of the cairn there is a track which in its own twisty way leads eventually back to farm. So no adventures on the way back. Still a fine hike of four miles all round one way difficult and one way easy.

Visited 22/12/2014.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th December 2014ce