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Blacktop Wood

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<b>Blacktop Wood</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
Nearest Town:Aberdeen (8km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ86290443 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 7' 50.5" N
Longitude:   2° 13' 35.41" W

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I parked at a space opposite Countesswells House and walked west until the first track heading north. From here I walked about 50 metres before climbing a wee hill to a small path. A short distance to the east and the hut circle can be found.

Like its colleague at Clear Hill near Bucksburn this site would be in remarkable condition given some gentle restoration. Maybe its best just to let nature look after it. Who knows?

Stretching to almost 9m in diameter the walls of the hut circle are almost 2m wide and in some parts well over a meter high. The front door, still clearly defined, is facing south east.

Beautiful area this, well worth having a walk round the nearby woods. Quite a few massive consumption dykes.

Visited 11/1/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th March 2018ce