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Cairn Table

Cairn Table is a hill which rises to a height of 593m (1945 feet) on the border between East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire, 2½ miles (4 km) southeast of Muirkirk. It is the highest summit in the area, its top marked by an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar installed in 1936. There are several cairns on the hill, the most prominent at the summit is a war memorial remembering the men of Muirkirk parish who served during the First World War. The memorial was built by local people in 1920 and the names of the soldiers are contained in a box enclosed within the cairn. A path leads to the summit from Kames, to the south of Muirkirk.

Several notable rivers have their sources around this summit; the Douglas Water rises on its northeastern slopes, the Duneaton Water on its southeastern slopes, and the Garpel Water between Cairn Table and Stony Hill to the south.


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