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<b>Baluachraig</b>Posted by IronManImage © IronMan
Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (9km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NR832969 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 6' 55.62" N
Longitude:   5° 29' 15.75" W

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Visiting this site is easy with a handy nearby car park. Another example of the fine rock art found all along this amazing area. Posted by CARL
17th August 2010ce

The way the outcrop seems to be the edge of a ledge, got me to wondering if the whole 'terraced' aspect of the Kilmartin landscape might have been subtly different in ages gone by. Particularly in that at some point, there may have been lots more outcrop, before the soil built up. The theorised processional routes may have been lined with stone ridges I got to thinking. Then again, it could be that the edge here is the result of quarrying at some point? That happens a lot with Northumbrian rock art, but I don't know if Kilmartin rock art ever suffered in the same way.

Wheelchair access is not good, even though the path is fenced off from here to Dunchraigaig cairn, it's on a serious camber, so chairs would probably tip to the side.
Hob Posted by Hob
6th October 2005ce

Arriving here it really struck me that walking from The Glebe Cairn to Ballymeanoch (or vice versa), picking off each site in order you'll always see the last site from the next... The carvings here are great, just a bit more subtle than at some of the other sites in the valley and the setting - wow! IronMan Posted by IronMan
25th October 2002ce
Edited 5th December 2002ce


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Baluachraig on BRAC

rockartwolf Posted by rockartwolf
7th October 2005ce