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Gallow Hill (Cortachy)

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Nearest Town:Kirriemuir (7km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO41086015 / Sheet: 44
Latitude:56° 43' 45.67" N
Longitude:   2° 57' 46.95" W

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Gallow Hill (Cortachy) 2 Cairn(s)

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The final stop of the long short cut home saw me land at the Gallow's Hill near Cortachy. From Cortachy I headed east but missed the road at Cossacks, taking the road north just before Memus. At Dykend I took the road heading west, complete with the sign I always ignore 'if sat nav took you here you must be in the wrong place'. Just before a steep corner heaping uphill, there is a road heading south (the road on the OS). I parked at a long abandoned quarry.

From the quarry head uphill then head east passing some lonely looking trees. There are tremendous views looking over the Angus countryside.

Easy to see why some would have called them stone circles. Several kerbs remain in place joined by boulders that are probably field clearance. Most of the stones have been removed probably crushed to make nearby roads. However, the site remains at 11m wide and has nearby company.

Visited 25/07/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2020ce

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Gallow Hill (Cortachy) 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

The furthest east of the two cairns is probably slightly better preserved, it is also was the place of execution were a few witches met an untimely end.

Big kerbs remain in place especially on the south, towards the north the kerb is more spaced out, most likely robbed. Field clearance has been dumped in the middle.

A great way, to end a very early start and late finishing day. The legs had gone so I made my way back to the car and headed home via the misty Cairn O Mount.

Visited 25/07/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th September 2020ce

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