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Standing Stones

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Nearest Town:Oban (11km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NM80142052 / Sheet: 49
Latitude:56° 19' 33.15" N
Longitude:   5° 33' 23.1" W

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Just a couple of hundred metres from the B844, when Loch Seil is on your left look for a double gate on your right with a Balfour Beaty sign and some
building materials, go through the gate and follow the track uphill take right fork and and proceed to ruined house, the stones are on the hill behined
the ruin overlooking Dubh Loch.
I'm pretty sure that when I looked on the megalithic portal there were pictures of two standing stones, so imagine my suprise when I found just one
still upright and two stones fallen, the stander is maybe 7ft tall, the middle one has been down long enough to be half buried and the north-west stone
still has an earthen tide mark, if this is where the stone was set to it is no wonder it fell as they only sunk one fifth of the stone in the ground.
That said, once again the setting was perfecto, looking across Dubh Loch to Beinn Mhor, a craggy mount with a hillfort on top, the stones had they
been all upstanding would have looked fab with the row pointing to the trig point on top of Beinn Mhor.
I'm finding it more and more difficult to find places that no-ones been to and the distance between my house and these stones is almost rediculous
luckily this part of Scotland is crammed full of really cool places of all kinds.
postman Posted by postman
18th November 2008ce