The Braes of Fowlis are rough and heathered, and are on the north side of the former Keillour Forest, which is a strange, glaciated, riverless valley which is right on the geological boundary between the highlands and the central lowlands.
When visiting this area, we didn't bother visiting the standing stones just west of Fowlis Wester village. I've just checked out the Ancient Scotland site (see links) and I now realise that we certainly should have!
Ancient Scotland describes 3 megaliths, one of them a 15 by 15 foot monster. I think I'll be back here. (and I'll get better photos to replace the blurred ones I posted)
There are also pictish stones, cairns and cup and ring marked rocks in the area.
This is a big cairn, found in the corner of a field just a few meters from the road, you cant miss it as you head up hill for the Fowlis wester stones.
I parked near the bus stop on the A85.
There are places where you can still see the cairn material used in its construction, but mostly its all grassed over and covered in nettles and fallen branches. Around it is much field clearance.
But one stone looks to be intentionally stood upright, just over three feet high it is a mini menhir, were there more ?
Just to re-iterate whats been said before, there is no where to park. I squeezed into the space before a gate and ran over to the stones. Just a quick five minutes, is all.
First is the big split boulder with a couple of faint cup marks, which I couldn't see. As I walked round it a Hare darted out from it's hiding place, startling me in the process.
The two standing stones are close to each other, no more than ten yards. Around six feet tall, one pointy one flat topped. A small stream runs by them but it was all dried up when I was there. It was very hot and sweaty.
Quickly back to the car and away , no one bothered no one any the wiser. You might not be so lucky.
Then again you might.