Type: Marching Camp
The Normandykes Camp
from the A road across the Dee
|NO8299||2,814 x 1,629 ft|
(858 x 497 m)
|The Normandykes camp overlooks an ancient fording across the Dee, immediately N of Tilbouries in Grampian. This rectangular camp measures 938 yards E-W by 543 yards N-S and covers an area of 106½ acres minimum, possibly up to 2 acres more.|
This site was paid a flying visit on my Study Tour in April 2004. The continuing rain and the prospect of tramping around in damp and no-doubt slippery conditions upon the surviving northern rampart of this camp made it very unappealing, and I instead settled for a long-distance view of the site from the B9077 on the opposite side of the River Dee.
There are similarly sized camps at Raedykes, Kintore, Ythan Wells and Muiryfold.