After the disappointment of not being able to get close the to stone row, due to HUGE crops in the field, this beauty more than made up for it!
We followed the path down towards the farm, taking the right turn up a scrubby, nettle-filled pathway. Negotiating our way past copious nettle plants and bitey insects wasn't fun (it was boiling hot and we weren't exactly dressed for the jungle!) but when Vicky pointed out the stone through the trees on the left, I got that familiar tingle and felt more than pleased that we had come here.
We turned left at the end of the short path and walked a few yards along the edge of the field - the stone was almost hidden amongst the wild plants and flowers and glowed a wonderful white in the evening sun. In fact, it looked so white that I wondered for a moment whether it was actually real! It looked like it was made out of chalk or plaster.
It is a shame that the metal post is so visible but this stone is really rather beautiful and suits being set amongst the cool, green foliage. A cracker!
I was here the beginning of September, it was very warm and the fields were being harvested - the air was full of swooping swallows fattening themselves for their long journey to Africa. I won't add to Winterjc's description.
This stone sits about 600 metres directly to the north of the stone row. It sits right at the edge of a wood just east of Glenhead farm. The stone is over 7 feet high and about the same wide and has a broad, strong presence. The stone looks to have patches of very fragile, light coloured quartz and has very weathered cup markings on its eastern face.
There is a rusty old metal fence post which has been driven into the stone and secured with what looks like concrete.
It is not in alignment with the stone row and it's now hard to tell if it would have been visible from the stone row.
The stone sits at the edge of Moon Plantation and the nearby stone row has possible lunar alignments.
The patches of near white, brittle quartz on the surface of the stone together with it's weathered cup markings reminds me (like the middle stone of the stone row) of the surface of the moon (not that I've been to the moon - of late).