Cairn, White Meldon, Peebles.
The large Iron Age hill fort on White Meldon boasts the remains
of an 13.70m diameter stone burial cairn. Although much reduced
in height, some of the larger kerb stones are still in place. A
row of large stones, possibly the remains of a wall, can also be
seen running between the cairn and the rocky outcrop with a trig
From Peebles take the A72 Glasgow road. After 4 miles turn right
onto minor road for Eddleston. After approx. 4 miles stop in
parking area at entrance to Nether Stewarton forest. White Meldon
can be seen to the east and the cairn is located on the western
side of the summit.
By road side at entrance to Nether Stewarton forest or in parking
areas along Meldon Burn.
None to date. However, the two standing stones at
Sheriffmuir can be seen to the south and the area of the
cairn on Green Knowe is also visible, though partly screened
The stones that form the kerb of this cairn are not that
impressive but the entire summit of White Meldon forms the
largest Iron Age hill forts in the county. Four separate
defensive lines can be traced, though not all remain intact. Of
other antiquities in the area, another hill fort can be seen on
Black Meldon, just across the valley and the location of another
cairn can just be made out to the north west on Green Knowe. To
the south west on Sheriffmuir, two standing stones can just be
made out, although binoculars are required.