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Laggish White Cairn

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<b>Laggish White Cairn</b>Posted by markj99Image © markj99
Nearest Town:Girvan (20km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX22987860 / Sheet: 76
Latitude:55° 4' 12.47" N
Longitude:   4° 46' 22" W

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Visited 05.10.19

Laggish White Cairn lies in a pine forest 4km S of Barrhill. Canmore ID 62463 indicates that the cairn was extensively robbed by 1955 however the tree planting round the cairn has caused further disruption. It also describes the "remains of the White Cairn, grass-covered and measuring 19m in diameter and 1m in maximum height." The current dimensions of the cairn are around 15m by 1.5m. The cairn is still grass covered though pine needles are encroaching. There is a rock outcrop on the N side of the cairn as indicated by Canmore ID 62463.
There are no stones in the centre of the cairn however there is a large recumbent stone 5m W of the cairn, approximately fitting the dimensions of the central recumbent boulder. It could easily have been moved during the tree planting.
The subdued light of the clearing and the unnatural quiet of the pine forest add to the ambiance of this hidden cairn.
Take the New Luce road out of Barrhill. After 2.25 miles you reach a forest. Park up at the lay-by for Dochroyle & Laggish. Follow the track for 0.75 miles to reach Dochroyle, a tiny forest community. Pass through Dochroyle, through a locked gate turning R down the forest track. Turn R into a forest break after 500 yards at NX 23079 78656 which leads into a large forest break. Turn L and head over boggy ground for 50 yards, turn R into the forest for 20 yards to the cairn at NX 2298 7860. The above directions are approximate and a GPS is almost essential to find this cairn.
Posted by markj99
30th March 2020ce
Edited 30th March 2020ce