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GLADMAN
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 18:28
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


The grassy lip is intriguing. If there's a logical historic reason for it to be there you know of.... or can discover... such as poor relief or suchlike, fair enough. But if not, why else would it be there? Assuming it doesn't get masses of walkers?
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:16
Hi Gladman

It does attract a few walkers as it's a 2000ft hill with easy access near the main North Deeside road but I'd guess nothing compared to the big hills west and the likes of Bennachie.

There are hut circles not far to the NW of the top, quite high up on the hillside.

I've visited the top a few times over the years and I've always wondered about the age of the cairn.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:18
thelonious wrote:
Hi Gladman

It does attract a few walkers as it's a 2000ft hill with easy access near the main North Deeside road but I'd guess nothing compared to the big hills west and the likes of Bennachie.

There are hut circles not far to the NW of the top, quite high up on the hillside.

I've visited the top a few times over the years and I've always wondered about the age of the cairn.


Was thinking about the hut circles there. Also from near the same place there is a track straight to the top.
thesweetcheat
thesweetcheat
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:31
Looks like a convincing footprint in your photos, although the vegetation doesn't need thousands of years to claim the stones.
thesweetcheat
thesweetcheat
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:31
Looks like a convincing footprint in your photos, although the vegetation doesn't need thousands of years to claim the stones.
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:47
That's the track we used. Good parking near the high point of the road.
tiompan
tiompan
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:47
It's not mentioned on the 6 inch to the mile 1888-1913 map .
But it is on the one inch 1955-61.

An increase in the number of more recent grouse butts , and the relatively new land rover ? track is adjacent too .
The nearest grouse butt is less than 400 metres away .

It looks like the trig point has had the cairn built around it .
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/728178
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:49
Tell me about it, you should see my driveway :-)
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 15, 2017, 19:56
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:53
tiompan wrote:
It's not mentioned on the 6 inch to the mile 1888-1913 map .
But it is on the one inch 1955-61.

An increase in the number of more recent grouse butts , and the relatively new land rover ? track is adjacent too .
The nearest grouse butt is less than 400 metres away .

It looks like the trig point has had the cairn built around it .
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/728178


Hello George, hope you are deein fine :-) Looking at the footprint could the trig be built on top of the cairn and stones, from the cairn, built round it?
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 15, 2017, 19:56
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 19:55
thelonious wrote:
That's the track we used. Good parking near the high point of the road.


Going up on Thursday for a look depending on weather.
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