Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A trip to Cairnpapple

Cairnpapple was a bit of a random stop on our Historic Scotland trail - we were looking for somewhere not too far to take Parsnip a walk and ended up here.  As you can tell, it was blustery, damp kind of day - the guide looked super pleased to see us when we walked in, so I'm guessing the weather put people off a bit!  Cairnpapple is a burial site on top of a hill dating back to the Bronze Age.  To be honest, there wasn't a lot to see on the actual site but on a good day the view would be fantastic.  We went down into one of the oldest graves and had a wander round the cremation holes, then we left and walked through a field on the other side of the road.  We found an old shelter and some cool stone formations over there - including a Happy Birthday message written in bricks, can you see it? - then walked up another hill to examine the distance markers.  There was some evidence that this was a good place for rolling eggs at Easter, judging by all the broken bits of painted shell on the way up!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely photos - such beautiful scenery. The Happy Birthday message is adorable - I wonder who put it there and the story behind it!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stuff like that drives me crazy - I wanna know!

      Delete
  2. Oh, how cute about the eggshells, I remember decorating eggs to roll as a kid.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There were loads, someone obviously had fun! :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...