The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian


Clava Cairn


With a rainstorm raging and under the watchful eye of some rather large Highland cattle we found the Tordarroch ring cairn. It was very helpful to have a 1:25000 os map to find this clava ring-cairn. The outer stones, with a diameter 113ft and with 7 of the 11 visible stones still standing (graded to the s-sw), make this an impressive site; although the ring-cairn is in a sadly ruined state. The inner face of a fallen curb stone in the s-sw of the ring-cairn has 30 cup marks carved into it. Worth a visit as a 200yd walk will get you from the roadside to the centre of the circle, but it is also easily viewed from the road. Posted by Erik the Red
20th January 2005ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment