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Auchensalt, Thornhill, Stirlingshire

Broch:  OS Grid Reference – NN 6533 0099 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24398 Easter Borland Keir Getting Here Take the A873 from Thornhill to Aberfoyle, and literally 1 mile west of Thornhill turn right up the track up and past Easter … Continue reading

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Baile Mhargaite Enclosure 1, Bettyhill, Sutherland

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – NC 69843 61228 Also Known as: Bail Margait Margaret’s Town Getting Here Take the A836 road west out of Bettyhill, down the road and cross the river on the tiny bridge.  From here, go over … Continue reading

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Baile Mhargaite, Bettyhill, Sutherland

Broch: OS Grid Reference – NC 69742 60973 Also Known as: Ca an Duin Canmore ID 5786 Invernaver Lochan Druim An Duin Sandy Dun Getting Here Take the A836 road west through Bettyhill and downhill, turning right and going over the … Continue reading

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Castercliff, Nelson, Lancashire

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – SD 885 384 Also Known as: Caster Cliff Getting Here From Colne train station, cross the road and go along Bridge Street and where it meets Knotts Street follow it all the way up into … Continue reading

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Ring Hill, Littlebury, Essex

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – TL 515 382 Also Known as: Getting Here You can’t really miss this.  Roughly halfway along the B1383 London Road between Littlebury and Wendens Ambo, just above Chestnut Avenue, a dirttrack on the west-side of … Continue reading

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Grianan of Aileach, Carrowreagh, Donegal

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – C 3665 1975 Also Known as: Grianan Ailighe Grianan of Ailech National Monument 140 Archaeology & History Attributed by Michael Dames (1996) and others before him as the abode of the Dagda and the house … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Camp, Bracknell, Berkshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – SU 863 657 Archaeology & History Described by Steve Ford (1987) as “the only known example of a hillfort in East Berkshire,” this much overgrown site encloses an area covering 7.8 hectares.  It was first … Continue reading

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Dun Gallain, Colonsay, Argyll

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NR 348 931 Getting Here Bittova trek this one.  Once on Colonsay, head out onto the B8086 road west of Scalasaig until you, past Machrins, and onto the gold course. Take the footpath across it … Continue reading

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Dun Chonallaich, Ford, Argyll

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NM 8544 0366 Getting Here There’s two real ways to get up here: one from the Oban-Kilmartin roadside; the other from Ford village. I’d go for the latter as it avoids the traffic. Walk up the … Continue reading

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