NJ0001 : The Shelter Stone, (Clach Dhian)

near to Carn Etchachan [hill or Mountain], Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

The Shelter Stone, (Clach Dhian)
The Shelter Stone, (Clach Dhian)
This famous howff has provided shelter for many centuries for all comers from freebooters and in more recent times legions of climbers in a remote and at times hostile location. This huge boulder has fallen from the crags coming to rest on top of other boulders leaving a cavity beneath with space for perhaps 6 people to doss down. It is however entirely dark and there isn't full headroom. Its weight has been calculated at 1,361 tons. The visitors books are kept by the Cairngorm Club and amongst entries is one which declared, "It moved"!
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1978
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September 1978   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 15 November, 2008
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Boulders   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 002 016 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:5.6713N 3:38.9226W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 003 016
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