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Learable Hill

Stone Row / Alignment


Took some finding, despite guidance from CanMap printouts - but once you spot the large standing stone it becomes considerably easier. Excellent site - the remains of the cairn seem to be surrounded by a broad stone circle. The large standing stone (cross carved into the western face), with the remains of other some stones in a roughly circular arrangement (either snapped or fallen). There are many rows here, and some of them seem to have interesting alignments to geographical land marks - most notably two converging lines that seem to form a triangle with a distant conical peak. The remains of a stone circle of smaller stones appears to lie just beyond the cairn too. Will definately go back and take more time - taking care to search for the cup-marked stones which are down through the village, towards the trees, which we didn't have time to look for.

Nice walk to the site, through the remains of the village of Learable which was cleared in 1815, with nice views all around. Don't visit during tick season, though - you're off path and on heather most of the time.
Posted by Lianachan
26th September 2005ce
Edited 26th September 2005ce

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