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Balnallan

Cairn(s)

<b>Balnallan</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/B
Nearest Town:Grantown-On-Spey (8km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ106316 / Sheet: 36
Latitude:57° 21' 58.38" N
Longitude:   3° 29' 11.4" W

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Tom an Uird Wood Cairn(s)

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Just to the west of the Mains of Dalvey, on Speyside (A95), there is a minor road heading south. Take it and pull in just as the west side of the road becomes treeless. At the south end of the field there is gate, cross the field and head up the short but steep climb to the west. Head slightly south, at the top, until a place is reached where the deer fence ends. Cross the field heading north west to another gate and simply follow the fence south for a few metres until you walk straight into the cairn.

Discovered in 1989, the cairn is apparently undisturbed being 10m wide and over 1m high. Some kerbs remain on the south side. After a wee look round I ventured uphill and west for a short distance to discover the remnants of an unrecorded cairn.

A beautiful place to start the day.

Visited 31/10/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th January 2020ce

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Tom an Uird Wood (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Head west and uphill from Balnallan cairn and you'll come across another deer fence, you will also come across an unrecorded cairn. It was also had the first hint of winter with a small sprinkling of snow.

The cairn sits at 4m high and is 0.5m high, some kerbs remain and the centre has been houked. Possible evidence of a cist remain, sadly its stones have been removed probably to be used as small lintels.

A nice small cairn and a report sent to Canmore.

Visited 31/10/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th January 2020ce

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