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<b>Bardennoch</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:New Galloway (14km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NX56859120 / Sheet: 77
Latitude:55° 11' 39.11" N
Longitude:   4° 14' 56.8" W

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Bardennoch Cairn is a round cairn situated 1.25 miles S of Carsphairn. It has been reduced to ground level but retains a circular plan around 20 yards in diameter. The cairn is divided by a dry stane dyke, two thirds on the NW, one third on the SE. It is composed almost entirely of small stones covered in soft green moss giving it a patina of age. There is a NW off-centre grassy hollow with two larger stones c. 3 feet by 1 foot within 1 yard of the wall however it is too shallow to be a chamber, more of an exploratory pit. The stones may be remnants of dry stane dyke construction.
Canmore ID 63862 (go to Links) speculates on the existence of a capstone but it was not observed in situ.
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19th September 2020ce
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Directions: There is room to park at Carnavel Farm junction on the W side of Carsphain just before you cross the bridge. Follow the path to Polmaddy uphill for 1.5 miles until you observe Bardennoch hill trig point on your L. Continue on this path for a further 300 yards then bear NE over moorland until you reach a fence. Follow this fence E for several hundred yards until you reach a gate and dry stane dyke at NX 5685 9120. Bardennoch Cairn in overlain by this dyke. Posted by markj99
19th September 2020ce
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Canmore ID 63862

Bardennoch Cairn
Posted by markj99
19th September 2020ce