Garadh Ban Wood
Balmaha, Stirling
Chambered Cairn Canmore
Also known as Garadhban Forest

Thousands of people hike past this burial cairn every year on the West Highland Way. On the stretch from Drymen to Balmaha, a kilometre before the climb over conic hill, and just a few metres from the trail and with a beautiful view over Loch Lomond. But it's so nondescript it is hard to believe anyone would notice it if they weren't actively looking for it.

All there is to see now is the vaguest pile of rubble, a couple of small upright stones and two large capstones, one flat on the ground and one slightly propped on one of the uprights.

Images ©2018 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km St. Maha's Well Standing Stone; Well
10km Shantron Cup and Ring Marks
10km Stockie Muir Chambered Cairn
12km Cameron Home Farm Chambered Cairn; Cup Mark
13km Blanefield Standing Stones; Cairn
14km Inchmahome Priory Priory
14km Menteith 16 Cup and Ring Marks
14km Menteith 20 Cup Marks
15km Craigenkirn Long Cairn? Modern Ruin? A combination?
15km Nether Glenny Cairns Cairn
16km Carman Muir Burial Chamber Chambered Cairn
16km Fintry Standing Stone
16km Strathblane Parish Church Standing Stone
17km Broadgate Farm Standing Stone
18km Whitehill Cup and Ring Marks
20km Auld Wives Lifts Carved Stone; Celtic Heads
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)