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Arragon Mooar Burial Cairn

Round Cairn

<b>Arragon Mooar Burial Cairn</b>Posted by RavenfeatherImage © Paul Kesterton
Nearest Town:Castletown (5km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SC304706 / Sheet: 95
Latitude:54° 6' 10.83" N
Longitude:   4° 35' 39.45" W

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Visited 8th March 2012

The cairn here is now mostly robbed out, although a few chunky stones remain to delineate the circumference of the site. It feels as though it is linked with the nearby Arragon Moar circle, even though it is clearly the lesser monument (perhaps as Kammer suggests built for a lesser personage?) the circumference of the cairn is roughly similar, and the wide flattish stones at the base make it feel as if Arragon Moar Circle was built in the same way, but just raised atop a mound.

I was glad to find that access was considerably easier than in Kammer's fieldnotes (once we'd actually found the place!), as an open gateway from Arragon Moar Circle's field invited us over to visit the cairn.

Although much less impressive then the circle, it would be a shame not to visit, and it does provide some great views of the Arragon Moar Circle on the horizon.
Ravenfeather Posted by Ravenfeather
28th April 2012ce

Visited 27th August 2003: Arragon Mooar Burial Cairn isn't as accessible as Arragon Moar Circle (presumably you'd need the farmer's permission to visit it). From the road it appears to be smaller and less dramatic. The two sites are intervisible and it seems likely they're part of the same cemetery. Our 'visit' was more a case of admiring from afar (from the point where the small road to the south of the site bends sharply south). For details of where to park etc see my fieldnotes for Arragon Moar Circle. Kammer Posted by Kammer
3rd May 2004ce
Edited 3rd May 2004ce