nr EH46 7DD
nr Drochil
nr Peebles


Undiscovered Scotland
Lyne Roman Fort
Lyne Heritage



Iron Age or Roman?

From the map, this could be either Castle Hill 'fort', or Law Hill. I'm leaning towards Castle Hill, but i can't really find much else about it. The map just has the rather unmeaningful "fort" on it.

I don't think this is Lyne Fort -- the descrption says that there are woods on the site and this is defnitely up th hill, but I can possibly see the outline of the fort based on this aerial view, from the other side. Am I imagining things? I simpy can't get a good feel for this. The general location is right, though.

the faint outline of a cicular fort on the road from Peebles

Dawn or Dusk

We drove on the road to Peebles sevearl times during our stay, but we only saw this faint scar of a hill fort in th elater afternoon when the sun was just right. I couldn't convince Mark to try to hike up there (and in any case, this sort of fort is rather difficult to see 'up close' - just a few hills without any real coherence.

This looks like a ring fort, or possibly the motte of a long-gone fortress...but I really can't tell. It's in an odd position for a castle motte (and I have no reference that says a caslte is nearby), but there are a lot of roman ruins and forts nearby, I have to assume that this the faint shadow of a roman -- or earlier -- fort. Does anyone know?

We tried to figure out how to get higher and get a better angle on it, and briefly wished we had our own helicoper (wouldn't that be fun?). As it was, Mark clambered up the hillside, over a barbed-wire fence and into a field by the side of he road to try to get this photo. It turned out rather nicely, but i can' help but wish for a birds-eye view.