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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Moss farm chambered cairn
Country: Scotland County: Isle of Arran Type: Chambered Cairn

Map Ref: NR90753237
Latitude: 55.540038N  Longitude: 5.317949W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
4

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drolaf visited on 10th May 2023 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 just two stones of a chamber left. possibly faced west, towards Tormore 2

bishop_pam visited on 27th Apr 2023 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3

AstroGeologist visited on 9th Aug 2018 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 4 MM6 : This is the FOURTH site you encounter when heading East from the Beach at Machrie. From the car park 'Machrie Moor 6' (Moss Farm Chambered Cairn) is 1.6km away Remains of a Bronze Age Sandstone Cist. Originally it was square shaped and consisted of 5 Menhirs lain horizontally, with a Capstone on top. Two stones formed the E side, with one stone on each of the other sides. When excavated by J.Bryce in 1861, only 4 of these stones remained. He found an Urn and some Flint Arrowheads. Now all that remains are two upright Menhirs, sitting at a right angle. The large one, orientated E-W, measures 2m long, 1.1m high and 40cm wide. The small one is orientated N-S, measures 1m long, 80cm high and 40cm wide. *Getting There ; Get the '322 bus' to Blackwaterfoot from the Ferry terminal at Brodick. It takes approx 45 minutes. From Blackwaterfoot you can go directly to the Moor by following the A841 road which is a 5.5km walk (It took me about an hour on the way back) Or you can take the scenic route which is 8.5km. The long way follow's the beach to Drumadoon Point, and then onto the Doon Hillfort, after exploring the Fort you walk along the beach path to Kings Caves (These part's of the journey are covered in log visits for these sites) From the Caves you can go along the shore to Machrie Bay (which would have been shorter) but instead l followed the trail path up Torr Righ Mor (137m) and around the Pine forests on Torr Righ Beag (109m) until l reached to visitors car park. From here it's a 15 minute walk to the visitors car park at Machrie Moor. This is the 4th site you encounter when coming from the car park.

SandyG visited on 22nd Aug 2017 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 5 Access: 3

Andy B visited on 25th Aug 2016 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 3



Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2.2 Ambience: 3.8 Access: 3.2

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by Bladup : Moss farm chambered cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Chambered Cairn in Isle of Arran

A ruined chambered cairn right by the path that leads to Machrie moor.
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Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AstroGeologist : Facing SE : Inside remains of Cist Photo taken 09.08.18 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AstroGeologist : Facing SE : Interior corner of Cist Small stone is West facing & large stone is North facing. Photo taken 09.08.18 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AstroGeologist : Facing SW : Remaining stones of Moss Farm Cist Photo taken 09.08.18 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AstroGeologist : Facing NW : Geological surface detail of outer Cist. Photo taken 09.08.18 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AstroGeologist : Facing E: Moss Farm Cist Remains. Photo taken 09.08.18 (Vote or comment on this photo)

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AstroGeologist : Facing NW : Outer remains of Cist Photo taken 09.08.18

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by SandyG : View from the west.

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by ericgrindle : Arran, Machrie Moor - 2 Moss Farm Chambered Cairn Machrie Moor on Arran is a complex of Stone Circles. The walk from the car park takes you on a 5K walk Chambered Cairns and Standing Stones. There are six Stone Circles in the complex, a complex dominated by the stark moorland setting. We visited the site on a rainy day with low cloud and mist covering the hill tops and high fells, it does add a...

Moss farm chambered cairn
Moss farm chambered cairn submitted by AngieLake : This arrangement of stones is beside the track, a couple of hundred yards before Machrie Moor 5 (distant top right of pic.) I'd guess the grid ref was NR907324.

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