Brown and White Caterthuns
|[View from the White Caterthun]|
The Brown and White Caterthuns are two ancient hill forts occupying neighboring summits either side of a minor pass through the Cairngorm foothills. Both have impressive earthworks, large earth or stone ramparts and excellent views from the top - and both are at least 2,000 years old. The White Caterthun is the best of the pair, so leave this til last. And bring waterproof boots after wet weather.
Name: Brown and White Caterthuns ★★☆☆☆
Location (car park): Minor road 4 miles south-west of Edzell, G.R.: NO 552661 ///insects.shun.hillside
Open (2018): April to October according to website (they're unstaffed, so why?), but perhaps actually always open...
Anything else? Brown Caterthun is up a wet path to the north-east of the road (a mile return). White Caterthun is up a slightly steeper but drier path to the west of the road (half a mile return).
|[Bird in the hand cloud formation above the Caterthuns]|