Occasional Ramblings with a Camera

This blog is my occasional ramblings on here, there and about, with and very occasionally without a camera. Photography, art, landscape (principally Scottish), heritage and wildlife are the things that interest me the most, so thats what I'll be writing about and of course showing pictures of. They say that a photograph is worth a thousand words, well I'm not so sure about that but if it is then great as it will save me a heap of typing, all power to the image.


Glen Almond

19-05-2019

A walk in from the Sma Glen and heading towards Auchnafree. Some snaps.
A good walk with the aim of visiting Clach Na Tiompan chambered cairn with accompanying remnant stone circle (pictured) and a small graveyard. A stunning day (Friday 17 May) in a wonderful glen. No walkers encountered but plenty of road traffic with mostly 4x4's coming and going. There are two main big house/ farm / estate areas; Conichan and further into the glen Auchnafree. A good area to explore further though the walk in (private estate road) can be a bit strenuous.

The corrugated building is lovely though uncertain as to its current use, looks as if it has been a chapel at some stage. The door was open and no one around but didn't seem right to be too nosey.
The roundal or stell is of a relatively recent construction though one stood there previously, there are others in the area though. They can be used to protect the sheep in the winter but also as a general corral. Just above the stell in the same field you can see the two remaining upright stones of a four poster stone circle.

Building Glen Almond © George Logan 2019

Gravestone, Glen Almond © George Logan 2019

Stone circle remnant Clach Na Toimpan, Almond © George Logan 2019

Stell Glen Almond © George Logan 2019