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Barnsallie Fell


<b>Barnsallie Fell</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:Stranraer (18km W)
OS Ref (GB):   NX23355535 / Sheet: 82
Latitude:54° 51' 41.58" N
Longitude:   4° 45' 9.61" W

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Directions to Barnsallie Fell: Take the A747 Portwilliam turn off the A75 at Glenluce. Follow the road for c. 1.8 miles to reach a left turn signed for Whithorn Way. Stay on this single track road for c. 1 mile to reach a left turn signed for Craigenveoch via a forest track. There is a lay-by on the edge of the loch after c. 100 yards if you want to park up. Continue on foot or by car for c. 0.2 miles to reach a parking place at Knock of Luce Wood. Walk c. 200 yards W along a grass track leading to a dead-end. Take the loch side path for on the left for c. 200 yards to reach NSF Scotland Woodland Garden. Take a path NW starting at the NSF Scotland info board. Head W towards an obvious gap in the stone wall. Wellies are required from this point. Cross a stream then head N parallel to the stone wall through boggy shrubby ground for c. 100 yards to reach Barnsallie Fell Cairn, shrouded in small trees. Posted by markj99
17th November 2023ce
Edited 17th November 2023ce

Visited 09.05.23

Barnsallie Fell Cairn is a small grassy mound, located c. 130 yards N of Whitefield Loch, in the SE corner of Barnsallie Fell in Dumfries and Galloway. It is in a clearing in scrubland on the W edge of Craigenveoch Wood. A tree growing out of the central hollow of the cairn has all but obscured the ancient remains. Viewed from the S, a tree surrounded by a circle of brushwood can be seen. According to Canmore ID 62154 the mound measured "5.0m in diameter and 0.8m high" in 1976. This was difficult to check accurately due to impenetrable vegetation but it seemed to be a good visual estimate.
Posted by markj99
14th May 2023ce
Edited 14th May 2023ce