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Coire Molach

Cairn(s)

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Nearest Town:Grantown-On-Spey (11km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ0683617700 / Sheet: 36
Latitude:57° 14' 26.28" N
Longitude:   3° 32' 37.76" W

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Coire Molach 2 Cairn(s)

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As you are about to enter Nethy Bridge from the east side, B970, take the road signposted Tomintoul heading south, keep following this past the school, past the houses veering east. Keep going until you reach the signpost marked Dorbrack. Just after Muckerach there is a gate with plenty room to park.

Luckily for me this gate was open so I followed the track heading east until the trees came to meet it. At this point head north west. The cairn, well disguised by heather, is next to the beginnings of a stream. It can also be identified by the small cane stuck in the houked out centre.

Despite some damage the cairn still sits at ten metres wide and is 1 metre high. Tramp hard enough and you will feel stones beneath your feet.

Glorious views of the Cairngorms and to the North West. Canmore say there are several more possible burial cairns. I spied 4, one of which was easily identified.

Visited 10/07/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th July 2021ce

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Coire Molach 2 (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

I headed north and uphill from the main cairn at Coire Molach. The first thing I spotted, apart from numerous canes, was an odd shaped tree growing in the middle of a cairn. The site's footprint surrounds the odd shaped tree which appeared to me to be half dead and half alive.

This site is about 7 metres wide and is 1m tall, and has been houked. Some larger stones might be a displaced kerb. Stones are clearly visible to east and moss/green leaf covered in the north west.

I headed back to car in a circuitous route spying three more cairns. It is a safe bet that the whole ridge might be covered in prehistoric monuments.

Visited 10/07/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th July 2021ce

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