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thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 20:12
Be interesting to hear what you think.

It's a fine hill with nice views and the walk up is good.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 20:17
thelonious wrote:
Be interesting to hear what you think.

It's a fine hill with nice views and the walk up is good.


I'll have a look for the hut circles as well.
tiompan
tiompan
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Edited Aug 15, 2017, 20:26
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 20:21
drewbhoy wrote:
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?




Hello Drew ,
Deein' fine , yersel?

Sorry , blethering shite .
The cairn and trig point are on the 1888 six inch map ,but the cairn isn't on the 1843 six inch map .
Difficult to be sure from the pics ,although the base of the trig point looks like it is on the "natural " .
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 15, 2017, 22:32
tiompan wrote:
drewbhoy wrote:
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?




Hello Drew ,
Deein' fine , yersel?

Sorry , blethering shite .
The cairn and trig point are on the 1888 six inch map ,but the cairn isn't on the 1843 six inch map .
Difficult to be sure from the pics ,although the base of the trig point looks like it is on the "natural " .


I'm fine :-) will go up and have a look. Thursday looks like it will be a nice day for a hike.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 18, 2017, 07:10
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 18, 2017, 07:05
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


Went up and it is very similar to Pittenderich and Cairn Mon Earn. The trig appears to sit on top of a block of cement mixer concrete which in turn is on top of loose stones. Surrounding the trig is a wind break made with stones from the cairn, much needed. The footprint continues about a meter wider than the visible stones and interestingly appears to have several kerb like stones, this stands at least 0.4m high all the way round. At a guess the site would be near 20m wide and 2m high, 3m + with the wind break.

To the north west there are hut circles.

I'll post pics here and put up a site page so we can discuss further. I'll send pics to Historic Scotland, Bruce at Aberdeenshire Archaeology and Ian Suddaby at CAD archaeology. Any feedback will, of course, be shared here.
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 18, 2017, 07:21
I was stuck in work yesterday looking out the window at the good weather and wondering if you were up the hill. I was feeling pretty envious :-)

The cairn is pretty big isn't it. Similar to Cairn Mon Earn is a good call especially with the placement of the trig.

Thanks for going to have a look Drew.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 18, 2017, 09:30
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 18, 2017, 09:18
thelonious wrote:
I was stuck in work yesterday looking out the window at the good weather and wondering if you were up the hill. I was feeling pretty envious :-)

The cairn is pretty big isn't it. Similar to Cairn Mon Earn is a good call especially with the placement of the trig.

Thanks for going to have a look Drew.


Thank you more like :-) No idea where you stay but it must in or near Aberdeenshire. Be good to team up one day. I'll get Les to appear as well.
thelonious
204 posts

Re: Calling Drew
Aug 18, 2017, 19:10
That's a nice idea Drew but I have to warn you I'm even more boring in real life than on here :-)
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 07:11
thelonious wrote:
That's a nice idea Drew but I have to warn you I'm even more boring in real life than on here :-)


I'll bring the volume :-) We should get something organised.
GLADMAN
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 12:25
There's another 'unsubstantiated', yet massive cairn upon South Black Hill in the Pentlands which, to me, makes no sense unless complementing the one on nearby Carnethy Hill

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/108783.jpg
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/114201.jpg
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/114198.jpg

Guess the point is there just aren't enough 'official' resources to visit and note everything...
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