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Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Breen</b>Posted by minipixelImage © Philip Hay
OS Ref (GB):   D122340 / Sheet: 5
Latitude:55° 8' 25.58" N
Longitude:   6° 14' 25.06" W

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A 1.7m tall vaguely pyramid-shaped schist stone, with four faces tapering towards the top, which has a natural split.
There is a small pile of loose stones around its base, which can be seen in one of the photographs. I'm unsure whether these are just from a field clearance, or have any significance.

The stone stands in a field, in a clearing of Breen Wood, just off the B15 in Glenshesk, about 5km west of the round tower in Armoy. The dense conifer plantation nearby somewhat blocks the view of Knocklayd mountain, which looms over this stone, and the many others in the area, which encircle it.

The site is easy to find, only 100m or so from a forestry track leading into the forest, and is marked on the OS map.
Worth taking a detour to visit, even on a dismal grey day like today.
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22nd August 2006ce
Edited 22nd August 2006ce


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There is a photograph of the site on this page, which shows the field in a less overgrown state. The pile of stones around its base is much more clearly visible.
Posted by minipixel
22nd August 2006ce
Edited 28th August 2006ce