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thelonious
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Calling Drew
Aug 14, 2017, 22:15
Hi Drew or anyone else :-)

You heard anything about the cairn on top of Geallaig Hill? It's not on canmore.
https://binged.it/2hZasdo

If you ignore the wind shelter built on top of it, the shape looks to have more in common with the old cairns just to the east like on Morven, Pressendye etc compared to the modern cairns on the hills to the west.

Couple of photos - probably just wishful thinking.

https://500px.com/photo/221687695/cairn-on-geallaig-hill-by-spaceways
https://500px.com/photo/221687697/cairn-on-geallaig-hill-by-spaceways
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 15, 2017, 08:19
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 08:16
thelonious wrote:
Hi Drew or anyone else :-)

You heard anything about the cairn on top of Geallaig Hill? It's not on canmore.
https://binged.it/2hZasdo

If you ignore the wind shelter built on top of it, the shape looks to have more in common with the old cairns just to the east like on Morven, Pressendye etc compared to the modern cairns on the hills to the west.

Couple of photos - probably just wishful thinking.

https://500px.com/photo/221687695/cairn-on-geallaig-hill-by-spaceways
https://500px.com/photo/221687697/cairn-on-geallaig-hill-by-spaceways


Cheers T, I have heard and been told about Geallaig Hill but never seen any pics until now. Will go have a look in the very near future possibly this week. Also a cairn on Erchite Hill near Loch Ness above the cairn at Loch Ceo Glais has been mentioned. edit. Just noticed that the OS has its italic style writing for this place as well.
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 08:30
Cairn on Erchite Hill - is that this one?
https://binged.it/2fHojUW

I went a few years back. Didn't find much, small modern cairn maybe but knowing me I was probably looking in the wrong spot. Be interesting if you have better luck :-)
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 08:35
thelonious wrote:
Cairn on Erchite Hill - is that this one?
https://binged.it/2fHojUW

I went a few years back. Didn't find much, small modern cairn maybe but knowing me I was probably looking in the wrong spot. Be interesting if you have better luck :-)


It is, I was going to climb up and have a look last time I was in that area but time and being completely knackered scuppered that plan. However that area has still loads of stuff to be looked at..........................
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 08:41
It's a lovely area and you're going a grand job looking out the old stuff there.

The Kerbed Cairn above Loch Ceo Glais is nice.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 08:55
thelonious wrote:
It's a lovely area and you're going a grand job looking out the old stuff there.

The Kerbed Cairn above Loch Ceo Glais is nice.


I was going to go to Loch Ceo Glais. You posted nice pics of that thank you. When I reached Castle Kitchie my legs basically refused to walk much further. The forts at Dun Deardail can wait another day as well.
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 09:17
I've looked at the forts on Dun Deardail a few times on the map and wondered. Location looks very good. Access looks a bit tricky.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 15, 2017, 09:38
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 09:37
thelonious wrote:
I've looked at the forts on Dun Deardail a few times on the map and wondered. Location looks very good. Access looks a bit tricky.


Seems to be a track at Balchraggan, north east of Kitchie, that might be an option.
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 09:46
Don't know if this helps any with your future raid.
Info for access to the nearby trigpoint

http://trigpointing.uk/trig/2891
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 11:52
thelonious wrote:
Don't know if this helps any with your future raid.
Info for access to the nearby trigpoint

http://trigpointing.uk/trig/2891


Cheers T, that was the route I was thinking about. He's right about the road, the drive down to the banks of Loch Ness is memorable to say the least. Calling it a road is optimistic as well :-)
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