Of course, there are very many ancient sites which are not under state care and which are not often visited. However, many of these are worth a vist. For example, there is a chambered cairn to the east of Loch Earn, just off the A85 that is in poor repair but is:
- easy to get to (a short walk along a dismantled railway track);
- in very pretty surroundings (if you happen to like mountains and forests and lochs and rivers);
- clearly structured with at least three obvious cists and chambers.
1/9 The cairn is to the left of the image, with the dismantled railway running along the right of the image. Told you it was a pretty setting!
2/9 View from the east edge of the cairn.
3/9 The large stone by the tree is at the left end of a small chamber/cist.
4/9 View from the south-east. The dark area running across the cairn just to this side of the bronze-age telegraph pole(!) is a passage within the cairn.
5/9 The same passage can be seen running from the bottom-centre of the picture up towards the right. By the tree is a large stone; the dark line running from the stone to the left is the cist/chamber in the third picture.
6/9 View of the cist/chamber by the tree (which is at the top-right of the picture).
7/9 A "small" cist in the cairn.
8/9 The other cist/passage that is to the south-east side of the cairn.
9/9 The start of the walk, about 1 mile from the cairn.