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Backhill of Drachlaw

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<b>Backhill of Drachlaw</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes/AMJ (4.10.2012)
Nearest Town:Turriff (5km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ673464 / Sheet: 29
Latitude:57° 30' 24.05" N
Longitude:   2° 32' 44.83" W

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Visited: February 24, 2012.

After visiting Corrydown Stone Circle, I decided to make the most of the sunshine by heading for Backhill of Drachlaw.

Parking off the road opposite the Carlin Stone, I found that access from the road near the farm was rendered tricky by a double barbed wire fence. I managed to hop over this, but an easier approach would be via the gate at Cairn Riv then follow the field boundary round (as I did on the return).

Backhill of Drachlaw is like no other Stone Circle I've seen, composed as it is of several unusually 'pebbly' stones. But a great place to visit.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
25th February 2012ce
Edited 25th February 2012ce

Backhill of Drachlaw is wonderful stone circle situated at the farm of the same name. The stones, there are 5, range from 3 to 4 feet in height. It is about 4 miles from Turriff, heading towards Huntly, and can be seen from the B9024, just along from the Carlin Stone. There is a short, flat walk of about 50 meters.

Visited and driven past frequently.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th May 2009ce

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Extreme Stonefeelers' World of Hard Rock & Standing Stones


Pics of Backhill of Drachlaw and the nearby Carlin Stone.
new abbey Posted by new abbey
11th April 2010ce
Edited 11th April 2010ce

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Some more info and pictures. The circle is now protected by a fence!
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th May 2009ce
Edited 4th May 2009ce