Explore history at Oldmeldrum

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THE Formartine Ranger invites members of the public to explore Forts, Kirks and Circles in Oldmeldrum in September.

Participants can climb from Oldmeldrum on Sunday, September 4, to the Barra hillfort and gaze upon the battlefield o’Barra (1308) when Robert the Bruce bested Comyn of Buchan. The battlefield is included in Historic Scotland’s latest “Inventory of Historic Battlefields”, Then move on, passing a recumbent stone circle to the murals of the Bourtie Kirk. Onto another stone circle for lunch and back through woods, hills and fields.

This walk is only suitable for adults and will last from 10.30am to 2pm. The cost is free but please book in advance.

For guidance only - this walk is moderate - paths or tracks most of the way, but walking on rough ground and/or steep ascents in places.

Meet at Millburn Road, Oldmeldrum.

For further details contact the the Formartine Ranger on (01358) 726417, mobile 07786 021780 or e-mail formartine.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk