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| 21 However in October 2003 we went right
down to the fort - and here we have Sandy and Allan sitting on top of the
fort as we look down the Druidhill Burn. You can't help wondering what life
once went on where we are sitting, what were the people who lived here like,
how did they dress, what did they eat, the children who were born here,
the battles that were perhaps fought here, the beliefs people had......
Wouldn't it be fascinating to see them? In a lonely spot like this you have
plenty of time to contemplate these matters. You are seeing the same hills
as they did, although there would then have been many more trees then and
no dry stane dykes. The local place name references to Druids give us some
clue of what might have been.
From here, on the blue route, you will start to head a little way down the valley until you see a track crossing over the start of Merkland Hill. Follow that track over and you will come to the oddly shaped plantation.