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Dranigower Hut Circle E

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<b>Dranigower Hut Circle E</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:Stranraer (14km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NX19316468 / Sheet: 82
Latitude:54° 56' 37.89" N
Longitude:   4° 49' 17.02" W

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Dranigower Hut Circles lie on unimproved moorland 1 mile E of New Luce just off the Southern Upland Way (SUW). The ground is wet and tussocky so wellies are strongly recommended. Watch out for Beef Cattle in the area within 200 yards of the Hut Circles.

Dranigower Hut Circle E is smaller and less defined than its companion. It is around 7 yards internally on a N-S axis with a surrounding stony earth bank up to 2 feet high & 4 feet wide. The earth bank is intermittent and covered in ferns. The interior of the circle is also covered in ferns. On the E arc there is a large scatter of stones which Canmore ID 61638 (go to Links) has interpreted as the remains of a small hut or pen.
Dranigower Hut Circle W lies 75 yards W.

Directions: At the S edge of New Luce, beside the church, take the un-signposted turn up the hill. Stay on this narrow lane for c. 1 mile until you reach the sign for the Southern Upland Way (SUW) pointing up into the moorland. There is a passing place 100 yards further where there is room to park. Walk back to the SUW start and follow the path through a latched gate. After c. 200 yards uphill parallel to the wood you will reach a SUW post beside the wood. Head W for 70 yards from this point to reach Dranigower Hut Circle E. Walk 75 yards W from here to reach Dranigower Hut Circle W.
Posted by markj99
3rd December 2020ce
Edited 3rd December 2020ce