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046 Cairn, Dod Law, Hownam.

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Not far from the standing stone above 042 Dod Law Burn, a small collection of three stones can be seen. While this site is not marked on the Ordnance Survey map, it does have similar characteristics to 042 and a distant lack of stones in the area might possibly indicate this may be the remains of a burial cairn. Of course, it might just be a pile of stones!

Take a minor road south from Hownam, keeping right at the junction just after the village. Continue past the entrance to Chatto and stop at the cattle grid and sheep pens. Follow the trail up the steep slope of Dodlaw, opposite Chatto. The stone is best found using map and compass or a GPS device as there are few features to guide by.

On grass verge beside sheep pens/cattle grid.

Although this stone is not marked on O.S. maps of the area, it is very similar to another standing stone nearby (042). There are also very few stones on this area of moorland and this stone seemed very conspicuous. A few stones around the base hint at the site being the remains of a burial cairn.

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Quick Info
Type: Cairn
Nearest Town: Jedburgh
Nearest Village: Hownam
Landranger Sheet 80
O.S. Outdoor Leisure 16
Grid Reference: NT 7799 1655
GPS Reference: DODLW2

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042 Standing Stone, Dodlaw Burn, Hownam.

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