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Kilhern SE (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Kilhern SE (Cairn(s)) — Links

Canmore ID 138720


Kilhern SE Long Cairn on Canmore

Kilhern SE (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Kilhern SE lies c. 250 yards NE of Kilhern Farm Ruin on the Southern Upland Way (SUW). According to Canmore ID 138720 (go to Links) it is an extensively robbed long cairn with remains of a superimposed round cairn on the NE of the cairn. Kilhern SE long cairn measures c. 20 yards on the long NE-SW Axis. The stony NE end is c. 10 yards wide and the robbed-out grassy SW end is c. 5 yards wide giving the cairn an asymmetrical oval shape. The stones on the NE end are small to medium sized, irregularly shaped with no discernible structures. They are encrusted with a patina of white lichen giving the cairn an ancient aspect.

Caves of Kilhern Long Cairn is located c. 700 yards NW of Kilhern SE. This more famous cairn is signposted off the SUW. It is c. 250 yards SW along a drystane dyke from a gateway at NX 19684 64215 on the path. The wooden sign is in the SE lee of the wall after you have walked through the gateway so it is easily missed.

The Kilhern cairns share the same NE-SW orientation, however, Caves of Kilhern has three impressive chambers preserved whereas Kilhern SE has no visible structural remains.

Cairnharrow (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Cae Coch (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Brownhill Burn (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Brownhill Burn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Visited 06.06.21

The access to Brownhill Burn Cairn has dramatically altered since my last visit. There is now a new road to within c. 50 yards of Brownhill Burn Cairn. The trees round Brownhill Burn Cairn have been felled leaving it in rough ground with stumps and ditches. There has been an unwelcome addition to the cairn, a Spruce sapling growing near an excavation in the SE Arc of the cairn.
Directions: There is a minor turn off the A713 halfway between Dalmellington and Carsphairn at NX 51747 99760. It leads past Lamford Farm to a dead end in forestry beside the Water of Deugh. After c. 1 mile you will pass Lamford Burn cairn on the L. After another c. 0.5 miles take the L fork. After c. 1.5 miles there is a newly constructed road signed for Water of Deugh Circular on the L. After c. 0.2 miles there is a large lay-by on the R. Walk up the road c. 120 yards, looking R to see Brownhill Burn Cairn with a Spruce sapling growing in the middle of the cairn c. 50 yards W of the road.

Brownhill Burn (Cairn(s)) — Links

Canmore ID 43497


Brownhill Burn Cairn on Canmore.

Brownhill Burn (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Brownhill Burn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Brownhill Burn Cairn lies in forestry c. 7 miles N of Carsphairn, close to the South Ayrshire border. The cairn, measuring c. 10 yards across by 1 yard high, has been extensively robbed. A carpet of green moss lends the cairn a patina of antiquity. There is a modern shepherd's cairn on the E side, the highest point of Brownhill Burn Cairn.

Canmore ID 43497 (go to Links) has a full description of Brownhill Burn Cairn.

King's Cairn, a larger chambered cairn is only 400 yards NE of Brownhill Burn Cairn, hidden in a forest clearing.

Brighouse Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Google Maps Street View of Brighouse Standing Stone


Google Maps Street View of Brighouse Standing Stone

Branhunisary (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

Directions to Branhunisary: Heading E out of Port Ellen take the first L turn up a narrow unsigned lane. Port Ellen Standing Stone will come into your view on the R within 200 yards. There is a convenient gateway to allow a visit to Port Ellen Standing Stone. Proceed for another 0.25 miles to reach a gateway on the L at a track heading N. There is just room to park up. Walk up this track for c. 120 yards to reach a gateway to a field on the L. If the field is occupied by Beef Cattle exercise caution as they are dangerous. Branhunisary stands c. 75 yards SW from the gate in broken ground.

Branhunisary (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Boreland (Chambered Cairn) — Links

Canmore ID 63450


Boreland Cairn in Canmore.

Boreland (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

Directions to Boreland Cairn: Take the Minnigaff road on the E side of the Cree Bridge in Newton Stewart. After c. 0.5 mile there is a L turn signed for Wood of Cree. Follow this narrow lane past Minnigaff Church for c. 0.6 mile to reach Boreland Lodge, a small hamlet at the foot of Boreland Wood. There is a R turn signed for Knockman Wood through a white gate at Boreland Lodge cottage. After c. 0.25 mile there is a car park where a circular path through the woods starts. Take the L fork and go straight on for c. 1.25 miles on the path to reach Boreland Cairn on the L of the path in a wide clearing.

Castlecreavie (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

Canmore ID 64427


Castlecreavie Settlement on Canmore

Castlecreavie (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Visited 24/05/21

Castlecreavie Settlement is situated on the road to Castlecreavie Farm between Kirkcudbright and Dundrennan. There is room to park at NX 72424 49258, c. 500 yards up the narrow road to Castlecreavie Farm. There is a style leading up to Castlecreavie Settlement. The natural hillock has an enclosure measuring c. 75 yards NE-SW and 40 yards NW-SE. There are remains of a c. 4 feet rampart on the SW and NE of the enclosure. There are steep slopes all round except for the SW which slopes away at a shallow angle. There is a prominent terrace from c. 12 to 15 feet wide round the settlement, except on the SW side.

Canmore ID 64427 (go to Links) has a fuller description of Castlecreavie Settlement.

Castlecreavie (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Bencallen Hill (Chambered Tomb) — Miscellaneous

Despite being c. 100 yards from the roadside Bencallen Cairn is difficult to find. Good map reading or Sat Nav are important but a GPS device is essential.

Directions from N: Take the A77 to Girvan. Take the A734 Barr L turn on the roundabout at the N end of Girvan. After c. 2.25 miles you reach Old Dailly. Turn R onto the A734 Barr in Old Dailly. After c. 5 miles on this winding road you reach Barr. Travel through Barr turning L for Crosshill at the dead end sign. Stay on this narrow road for c. 4 miles to reach S Balloch Farm. Turn R at the junction for 1.1 miles to reach a small grass parking spot at NX 33706 94332 on the R side of the road. Walk c. 25 yards up the road to NX 33729 94325. A faint path to the L starts up a wooded slope. Follow it for c. 60 yards uphill to emerge into a large deforested clearing with Bencallen Sheepfold at the centre of it. Bencallen Chambered Cairn is built into a wall on the N of this feature, a standout feature.

Directions from S: Take the A75 to Newton Stewart. Drive through the town centre. At the W end of the Cree Bridge take the A714 Girvan road. After c. 8.5 miles in Bargrennan take the R turn for Glentrool Village. Stay on this narrow road with passing places for c. 9.5 miles to reach the Bell Memorial. Take the L fork for Barr/Crosshill. After c. 2.5 miles park up on the L on a grass bank at NX 33706 94332. Walk back up the road to NX 33729 94325. A faint path to the L starts up a wooded slope. Follow it for c. 60 yards uphill to emerge into a large deforested clearing with Bencallen Sheepfold at the centre of it. Bencallen Chambered Cairn is built into a wall on the N of this feature, a standout feature.

Beinn Ghott Cairn (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

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Bardristane (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Links

Bardristane on BRAC Updated


Bardistrane Cup and Ring Markings on BRAC

Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Links

Canmore ID 62998


Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn on Canmore.

Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn is a small cairn hidden in dense forestry c. 350 yards N of Clachaneasy Bridge. The cairn is built upon a small knoll, measuring c. 15 ft across and 3 feet high. The cairn is covered in briars, ferns and grass with no stones visible on the irregular surface. However, when walking on the cairn stones below the grass are evident. On the summit of Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn there is a row of four large moss-covered stones.
Directions: At the N end of Victoria Street in Newton Stewart head straight onto the A714 Girvan Road. Stay on this road for c. 7.3 miles to reach Clachaneasy, a tiny hamlet. Take the R turn for RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve c. 200 yards later. Cross over Clachaneasy Bridge, park on the R in a lay-by c. 25 yards beyond the bridge. Walk c. 250 yards up the road to a crossroads. Take the L turn up a forestry road for c. 200 yards to NX 35695 75452. From this point turn L into the forest. Head SW for c. 150 yards through difficult terrain of trees, ditches and briars to a small knoll at NX 3564 7542. Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn is built on this knoll.
Canmore ID 62998 (go to Links) gives further details of Clachaneasy Bridge Cairn.
GPS navigation is vital in finding this hidden cairn as well as good outdoor footwear to walk in the dense forest.

Coffin Stone (Glenluce) (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Coffin Stone (Glenluce) (Natural Rock Feature) — Links

Canmore ID 62188


Coffin Stone (Glenluce) on Canmore.

Coffin Stone (Glenluce) (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

The Coffin Stone (Glenluce) is a natural coffin-shaped stone c. 1 mile ENE of Glenluce on the N side of a disused section of the A75. The stone lies c. 30 yards N of the old road on the edge of a marshy area. The N-S Axis of the Coffin Stone (Glenluce) is c. 6 ft 6 in long and the E-W Axis is 1 ft wide at the base and 2 ft wide at the top. Viewed from W and S the stone has a close resemblance to a coffin.

Coffin Stone: A large coffin-shaped stone, lying flat. It is not supposed to cover any grave, nor does it appear to have been artificially shaped.

Name Book 1849 (Canmore ID 62188) (go to Links).

Directions: Take the E exit to Glenluce off the A75. After c. 250 yards take the unsigned R turn dead-end road. After c. 0.5 mile continue straight on for 50 yards to a gate for a private road. Park up and follow the disused A75 for c. 360 yards to reach a gate on the L at NX 21777 58192. Cross a small stream on a bridge within 10 yards of the gate, turn R parallel to the stream for c. 70 yards to reach the Coffin Stone (Glenluce).

Camel Rock (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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