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<b>Delbog</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/AMJ
Nearest Town:Grantown-On-Spey (15km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NH9637215085 / Sheet: 36
Latitude:57° 12' 53.64" N
Longitude:   3° 42' 57.76" W

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Delbog is one of these lovely cairns found often in the Grantown on Spey area, most of which are on the North or West side of the River Spey. This site, like Coire Molach, is to south of the river and the south west of Nethy Bridge. Getting here is complicated but here goes.

On Nethy Bridge's west side is Duackbridge, take the road that heads south, keep going ignoring the first minor road as the (wider road) veers south west, however take the next minor road south then take the next road that heads west. Just before this comes to a stop, take the road heading south before finally stopping at a cattle grid. Plenty room to park.

Go on the track heading south, then take the first grass track heading west, when I was there the first deer gate was open, follow the small fence till its end as its meets another deer fence, jump this, head south south, jump the Allt Ruigh Challich burn to immediately jump another deer fence. From here head south west through a clump of trees , a bog until you see a gate, follow the field until the end of the small promontory, head south east and another gate appears. Over that then head south, climb a small fence and jump the Craiggowrie Burn. Climb the small ridge in front and a further 200 meters south will take you to the cairn.

Sheltering underneath Craigowrie, the mountain, Delbog Cairn has fantastic views over to the Aviemore, Carr Bridge and Grantown on Spey areas. Plenty of stone work can be seen at the site which is 10m wide and 1m high. There appears to be the remnants of a cist in it's centre.

It also has company, several cairns are nearby, however a return visit is required as somehow I managed to delete the photos of those nearby sites.

Still, no damage done, back by same route I arrived.

Visited 10/07/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
1st August 2021ce