Corrimony

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Corrimony
Corrimony Church - geograph.org.uk - 168676.jpg
Corrimony Church
Corrimony is located in Inverness area
Corrimony
Corrimony
Corrimony shown within the Inverness area
OS grid reference NH382303
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Drumnadrochit
Postcode district IV63 6
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
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UK
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57°20′05″N 4°41′22″W / 57.33484°N 4.68949°W / 57.33484; -4.68949Coordinates: 57°20′05″N 4°41′22″W / 57.33484°N 4.68949°W / 57.33484; -4.68949

Corrimony is a small village at the western end of Glenurquhart, in Inverness-shire, in the Highlands of Scotland, now within Highland council area. It is 13 km west of Drumnadrochit, and 32 km south-west of Inverness.

Corrimony chambered cairn

Corrimony is famous for Mony's Stone and the chambered cairn, part of the Clava group of cairns, dating back 4,000 years.[1] The cairn is surrounded by 11 standing stones.

The River Enrick passes Corrimony, before flowing down Glenurquhart to Loch Ness. The river flows over Corrimony Falls, a waterfall to the south of the settlement.[2]

An upland area to the south is owned by the RSPB, and run as Corrimony nature reserve. The site covers 1531 ha, and was acquired by the RSPB in 1997. The RSPB are working to restore Caledonian Forest, for the benefit of Black Grouse.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corrimony Chambered Cairn". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map series, sheets 309-470
  3. ^ "Corrimony". RSPB. Retrieved 28 July 2012.