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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Lightshaw</b>Posted by Howburn DiggerImage © Howburn Digger
Nearest Town:Cumnock (18km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   NS716282 / Sheet: 71
Latitude:55° 31' 49.72" N
Longitude:   4° 2' 4.25" W

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I visited this site today in a misty drizzle as the light was falling. Huge coal lorries flew past. Yet this mighty stone exudes a real timeless peaceful authority over all the passing traffic. The site stands in a landscape shaped by grassed over pit bings and slag heaps, old mine workings and deserted railway lines. The mining hasn't completely left and there are huge opencasts in the vicinity (one a few hundred yards behind the stone).
There are two massive stones on the skyline a few hundred yards above the Lightshaw stone which may just be there as a result of field clearance or the opencast. I'll check them out on my next visit. Forgot my camera today!
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
7th February 2010ce
Edited 7th February 2010ce

Nicely proportioned standing stone 2.1m tall.

In a field just off the A71. Convenient parking spot and gate close by.

Visited 19 November 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
20th November 2004ce
Edited 20th November 2004ce