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Chambered Cairn

<b>Kindrochet</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Crieff (14km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NN723230 / Sheets: 51, 52
Latitude:56° 22' 55.05" N
Longitude:   4° 4' 6.05" W

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An alternative approach, particularly if level ground is important, is to park at NN740230 and walk the mile or so along the disused railway line.

This is a fairly typical Clyde cairn with its one axial and two lateral chambers. However, an unusual feature is the narrow width of the forecourt. It is assumed that forecourts were used for some form of ritual activity and they are generally semi-circular but here it is more V-shaped.

Visited 14 February 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
21st February 2004ce

Amazing site - very robbed-out but several central chambers still in situ, and it measures a good 130 feet by 30 feet or so. Unfortunately there's a telegraph pole planted in the middle and the remains of a fence running through it.... but a very fine situation and well worth a visit. Park beside the two cottages at Kindrochet, and ask at the second cottage - the man who lives there is very friendly (as are his dogs!) and will explain how to approach it if the bull is in a nearby field. Approaching from Dundurn farm is more difficult.

The photographs really don't show the atmosphere of the place. Looking west along the length of the cairn gives a clear view of Dundurn hill fort.
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
13th March 2003ce