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|Description ||Mither Tap at NJ 682 224
This the third highest hill fort surrounds the bare granite rock outcrop of the most easterly of the Bennachie summits. Although not the highest point of the Bennachie massif it is the most prominent.
The site was occupied between 1000BC and 1000AD with at least two sets of defences.
The main defence, formed by a well-built stone wall running from N to SE about 30 m below the summit of the outcrop, is clearly marked.
In places, the wall-faces and traces of a parapet-walk can be seen.
There is a clear entrance, flanked by an outer protective work, now very ruinous. An inner wall is now difficult to detect about half way up the scree round the tor, as are internal structures, though ten hut formations have been recorded in the past.
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