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Brankam Hill

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Nearest Town:Kirriemuir (8km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NO299559 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 41' 22.38" N
Longitude:   3° 8' 40.48" W

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This hill really has to be seen to be believed! The Scottish Megaraks visited it on 9th February 2003 having been lucky enough to get the farmer's permission (ScottY knows his daughter), and it is a real megalithic feast - prehistoric barrows, cairns, kerb cairns, hut circles, house platforms, four-posters and a cup marked rock.

There are multiple entries for all of these in Canmore, but the site has not been properly surveyed or excavated. That's a great pity, as I feel that a lot more could be learned about this area. Strone Hill, which lies just to the NW of Brankam, also has a large amount of sites, and there are many others very close by - Meikle Kenny, Auldallan and Pitmudie, to name but a few.
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
10th February 2003ce
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Brankam Hill East (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Always nice to report a new discovery especially if has been discovered by a friend, in this case Allan Clark whose land the site sits.

From Purgavie Farm I headed straight up the track to the north climbing Brankam Hill, an area I've looked and looked at, keep heading uphill but go North east following the track north east, over the top and down to the gates near a hut circle, and normally near a very large puddle. (On the OS map there is also indicated a path, leaves the B951 heading north.)

From there head straight north, if you go east you'll find Wellton, Carrach and Mile Hill Cairns.

Kerbs sporadically surround the site, at least one stone looks like it once stood and there appears to be hardly any houk damage. It stands at almost 10m wide and is 0.8m high. No tree planting will happen in this area.

Situated on the saddle of the Brankam and Wellton Hills, there are stunning views on an area covered in prehistory. Though it can't be seen, the impressive Strone East cairn is a short distance north, the cairn at Lintrathen is clearly visible, Brankam Hill is covered in prehistory, Foldend, Pitmudie, Torrax, Wester Coul etc etc are all nearby. Plenty days of prehistory here.

If parking at any of the nearby farms please ask permission.

Visited 29/12/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th February 2022ce

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