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Cullernie (Ring Cairn)

Archaeology Data Service


'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness' by James Fraser (PSAS May 12, 1884).

Corrybeg (Stone Circle)

Corrybeg


Since my visit, Canmore has paid a field visit to Corrybeg.

They explain that the site is said to have been discovered by Alexander Keiller, who performed an excavation leading to the discovery of cremated bones.

But they consider that there is no evidence to suggest that apparent supporting stones in the hollow against the north face of the ENE stone were deliberately emplaced.

Embo (Chambered Cairn)

Archaeology Data Service


Link to the 1960 excavation report for the Embo Chambered Cairn, in PSAS volume 96.

D54 Havelteberg (Chambered Tomb)

Hunebed D54 Havelte


The link given by Jane (below) is mis-spelled, and does not link to Hans Meijer's 'Dolmens in the Netherlands' hunebed D54 page.

This link takes you straight there.

The Netherlands (Country)

Hunebedden Wijzer


This excellent site (in Dutch) presents a page of thumbnail images of all the Dutch hunebedden.

Clicking on any of these images opens a page dedicated to that hunebed, presenting a photogallery of images, a Google Map with marker, plus thumbnail links to other hunebedden in the vicinity.

In some instances, there is also a short YouTube video showing the hunebed in its surroundings.

Informative, and very much recommended.

Jon Kuipers Hunebed Map of Drenthe


This interactive map bears numbered markers, each of which, when clicked, opens up an information page about a specific hunebed.

Not only is there informative text (in English), but also attractive photographs of each hunebed, a ground plan of the stones, and a location map.

Hunebedden in the Netherlands


Click the above link to display a Google Map indicating the locations of all 54 Hunebedden in the Netherlands.

Each marker is clickable, offering a table of information about its hunebed.

Cnocan Nan Cobhar (Long Cairn)

Cnocan Nan Cobhar


This is an enormous Long Cairn near Kilmarie on the Isle of Skye. This link takes you to its Canmore Site Record.
A keen hillwalker most of my life, my interest was restricted when the need arose to care for an ageing parent.

With limited opportunities to travel far from home, I 'discovered' the world of stone circles, mainly in my native Aberdeenshire.

This provided the ideal opportunity for short walks of just a few hours duration, and resulted in me visiting many places of interest that I had never considered previously.

Website:
Stone Circles of NE Scotland
Here you will find both Google and Bing maps displaying more than 100 sites of stone circles, the majority in my native Aberdeenshire. The markers on the maps are clickable, to reveal a photo of the stone circle and a link to RCAHMS-Carnmore's Site Record.

A menu at the side of the maps allows you to zoom in to any individual circle, viewing its environs as a zoomable aerial photograph (Google) or an OS Map (Bing).

Hunebedden
I've since extended my interest to the megalithic remains in The Netherlands, where there are some magnificent passage graves known as hunebedden (giant's beds). Despite the fact that The Netherlands is essentially flat and sandy, these 5000 year old monuments from the Funnel Beaker Culture are often found in exquisite woodland settings, nearly all of them in the province of Drenthe. There are almost limitless opportunities for delightful walks between small villages, taking in a diversion to a hunebed here and there.

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