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Crabs Cairn


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Nearest Town:Aberdeen (3km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ963037 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 7' 27.27" N
Longitude:   2° 3' 40.02" W

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Visited: April 20, 2018

Crabs Cairn Revealed

With summer in full flow I spent the morning enjoying a ramble round the Tullos Hill Cairns in Aberdeen. And I was delighted to note that major removal of gorse thickets had at last opened up Crab's Cairn to view.

The offending undergrowth had been sawn off about 15 centimetres above ground level, and completely removed from the site. My only complaint is that the remaining stumps of the gorse bushes now represent a significant 'trip hazard' for the unwary.

Hopefully, further work to render this site visitor friendly will be undertaken before long.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
20th April 2018ce
Edited 20th April 2018ce

Visited: May 12, 2015

Revealed at last!

After years of neglect, during which this Bronze Age Cairn on Aberdeen's Tullos Hill lay almost totally hidden under a thick blanket of gorse, a pathway has at last been opened up to its grassy summit.

There's still not a lot to see of this tumbledown cairn, but in early summer it opens up an amazing vista over swathes of yellow flowering gorse.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
12th May 2015ce

From the Tullos cairn I headed back up the hill towards the fence and followed it to it's end. This leads back to the main track. From here head east till the track a steel gate is reached.

This cairn was damaged during the war but it is still visible and stands at 11 meters wide and 1.1 meters tall. It is impossible to get close tho, as hard as tried I couldn't break thru the jabby things. But at least it's still here.

With that its a long walk back to the car via Cat Cairn 2. A chance to grab some foties in silence except for the constant hum of vuvu, sorry I mean traffic.

Visited 13/07/2010.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
14th July 2010ce


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Another cairn on Tullos Hill, damaged during the war, but still visible. A small urn was discovered in the cist.
Chris Posted by Chris
9th October 2006ce