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Esslie the Lesser

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<b>Esslie the Lesser</b>Posted by salsImage © sals
Nearest Town:Banchory (5km NW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO722921 / Sheets: 38, 45
Latitude:57° 1' 9.14" N
Longitude:   2° 27' 28.48" W

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Visited 16.6.12

Just up the road from Elsie the Greater stone circle.
Also visible from the road and also appears to have been built on a slight mound

The rain kept a’ coming down!

There are 3 stones standing and you will need to navigate a wall and barbed wire fence if you want to go in a straight line!

Although the site is overgrown it is worth a look when visiting the other two stone circles in the area.
There can’t be many places with 3 stone circles in such a small area.
Must have been an important place in ancient times?
Posted by CARL
26th July 2012ce

Sad to say that the circle is still overgrown and needs some looking after. When I was there a rainbow appeared and a watery sun lit the place up. Quite magical! ("like a Sparkle in the Rain", as Jim Kerr would sing) Nipped down the road to see the Greater and the Nine Stanes on the way, eventually, to Cairnshee.

Visited 28/07/09.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
28th July 2009ce
Edited 28th July 2009ce

In a bit of a sad state this one, it appears to have suffered from cairn building, filed clearance, and an overgrowth of vegetation.

It's difficult to tell whats going on, and would definitely benefit from some judicious strimming! You can find a gate at the western edge of the field, and as long as its livestock free, you can wander in quite easily.
Chris Posted by Chris
5th September 2002ce

This recumbent circle is ruinous. It's about 3 miles south(ish) of Banchory, easily visible from the road but over a barbed wire fence. sals Posted by sals
19th July 2002ce