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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Torran</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (17km S)
OS Ref (GB):   NM879046 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 11' 11.84" N
Longitude:   5° 25' 6.18" W

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We could not find anything as good as the photo here. The 9 years since greyweather's visit has seen a moss carpet grow over everything. There were signs of other stone hunters having recently pulled up some moss here and there without success. We did eventually find a patch of rock with about 4 cup marks but only after pulling back quite a large section of moss carpet. We replaced it afterwards of course. This was down on the slope as described - and it is steep and tricky there. We poked about every other rock surface within 50 yards as well to no avail. Good luck. new abbey Posted by new abbey
12th September 2013ce
Edited 12th September 2013ce

A modest cup and ring marked rock but worth having a look at if you are visiting the Torran standing stone or Dun Toiseach.

Follow the track down from the road at the bend, enter the field via the gate and the rock is on the slope on the right.

Visited 25 June 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
28th June 2004ce