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GLADMAN
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 12:28
Oh and this image from thelonious himself. As mentioned, such a massive stone pile really deserves its own page.
GLADMAN
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 12:28
http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/img_fullsize/150364.jpg
thelonious
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Edited Aug 19, 2017, 13:50
Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 13:28
GLADMAN wrote:
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...


I do really like the look of Gladman's Cairn - to give it its now official title :-) on South Black Hill. The connection with the cairn on Carnethy Hill just felt strong when walking the hills between them. It's a mystery that I'd love to know the answer to.

Here's a view over the top of it. It's massive. Got to thank you again Gladman for posting the images of it a few years back. We've been lucky to have a few good days out there because of it.

https://500px.com/photo/224293201/gladman-s-cairn-on-south-black-hill-by-spaceways

I still like the look of this cairn near summit of Ward Hill on Hoy too.

https://500px.com/photo/38288702/ward-hill-hoy-by-spaceways

and what's this one???

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/151656/cnoc_breac.html

Upland cairns are so tricky.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 13:51
GLADMAN wrote:


That is magic!!
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 13:53
thelonious wrote:
GLADMAN wrote:
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...


I do really like the look of Gladman's Cairn - to give it its now official title :-) on South Black Hill. The connection with the cairn on Carnethy Hill just felt strong when walking the hills between them. It's a mystery that I'd love to know the answer to.

Here's a view over the top of it. It's massive. Got to thank you again Gladman for posting the images of it a few years back. We've been lucky to have a few good days out there because of it.

https://500px.com/photo/224293201/gladman-s-cairn-on-south-black-hill-by-spaceways

I still like the look of this cairn near summit of Ward Hill on Hoy too.

https://500px.com/photo/38288702/ward-hill-hoy-by-spaceways

and what's this one???

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/151656/cnoc_breac.html

Upland cairns are so tricky.


There is one unrecorded but on top of Craigowl (above all the rock art near the masts) as well which also is high on the list.
thelonious
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 14:05
I've only been to the top with the trigpoint. Is that the other top to the east? The cup and ring looks very nice.
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Re: Calling Drew
Aug 19, 2017, 14:08
thelonious wrote:
I've only been to the top with the trigpoint. Is that the other top to the east? The cup and ring looks very nice.


Yup that's the one, good area around there.
thelonious
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Cairn on Bennachie
Aug 19, 2017, 14:09
Drew and Gladman - as I know you've both been, what's your thoughts on the age of the cairn on top of Oxen Craig, Bennachie? I've always had my doubts (don't know why really).
drewbhoy
drewbhoy
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Edited Aug 19, 2017, 14:16
Re: Cairn on Bennachie
Aug 19, 2017, 14:14
thelonious wrote:
Drew and Gladman - as I know you've both been, what's your thoughts on the age of the cairn on top of Oxen Craig, Bennachie? I've always had my doubts (don't know why really).


Thinks its ok, big footprint and built on the highest peak, nearby quarry for stone etc. Apparently Monkshill standing stone is aligned to Oxen Craig, reportedly once part of a circle.
thelonious
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Re: Cairn on Bennachie
Aug 19, 2017, 14:25
Didn't know that, interesting. It's hard to overstate the importance of Bennachie to the overall landscape and many megalithic sites round here isn't it? A wonderful hill.
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