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<b>Boghead</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/B
Nearest Town:Buckie (8km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ35945922 / Sheet: 28
Latitude:57° 37' 6.52" N
Longitude:   3° 4' 21.02" W

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This is a difficult cairn to find being situated in the Whiteash Hill Wood (forest would be a more apt title). Heading east from Fochabers on the A98 park opposite the first minor road south, signposted Clochan. This is easily spotted as there is a brightly red coloured wooden house next to the road.

From here walk along the track heading back to Fochabers for approximately 1.5 miles until a fork in the track. The southern track track leads down a small valley, whilst the northern track remains following but on top of the valley. I walked between the two tracks with the cairn finding dog who promptly did his duty and walked straight into the cairn.

The possibly Neolithic cairn, skeletons of a man and child were found along with an urn and charcoal, is over 16 meters wide and 1 meter tall. Traces of sand and the rounded stones mentioned in Canmore are also evident. As is usual the cairn has taken a houking and is covered in trees. However it is a very atmospheric place on a sunny quiet day.

With that it was time to head back sampling in more of the vibe by taking an alternative route back. Emphasis on alternative i.e. lost.

Visited 7/9/2015.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd September 2015ce