Chambered Cairn, Boreland, Newton Stewart.
Boreland Chambered Cairn is a long horned type, possibly of the
Clyde group of cairns and despite being somewhat robbed of
stones at one end, still reaches a respectable height of over
2.00m. The cairn is around 23.00m long by 15.00m wide. Most
noticeable are the massive upright stones forming the facade at
the south eastern end of the cairn.
The best way to find this cairn is to obtain a leaflet of shorts
walks from the local tourist centre. It gives details of the route
to take as well as parking. The site is about a mile north west of
At Boreland Lodge.
At the time of my visit the bracken was almost head height and
the cairn could have been easily dismissed as simply a pile of
stones. If it hadn't been for the leaflet we had obtained from
the tourist shop, which showed the location of the cairn, I
suspect it may have gone un-noticed as I did not have a detailed
map of the location. There are also numerous other large
boulders dotted around the hillside, particularly under the oaks
further along the trail. None are recorded as having any
archaeological meaning but they still are worth investigating with an