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Whirlpool (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Whirlpool (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Visited 05.02.12
I can't remember how I found the Whirlpool stone however I have included 2 images.
The reason that Spencer failed to see the standing stone using binoculars is that it is no longer standing as stated in Canmore ID 60453. It lies recumbent over the brow of a hill so close map or GPS navigation is required.

Boreland (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Boreland (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes


There is a parking space at NX 3575 5797, where the B7052 signposted for Sorbie turns off the B733 Kircowan to Wigtown road. The Boreland Cairn is on the R hand side 50m before the junction. There is a gate 200m along the road avoiding an electric fence. The cairn is evident in an otherwise flat field.

Bladnoch (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes


The stone lies opposite no 18 in Bladnoch main street. It is an irregular stone prominent above the regular wall. It's true nature can be seen from the field side of the wall where it becomes an enclosed standing stone.

Auld Wife's Grave (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Auld Wife's Grave (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Visited 06.11.11
I parked at the Auchmantle farm on the minor road from Castle Kennedy to New Luce. The Glentirrow Stones are 500m W of this location. I headed N from Glentirrow Stones over bleak moorland towards a distant stone cairn. The summit of Cairnharrow lies 1.5k NW of the cairn over rough ground. Auld Wife's Grave is approximately 200m N of the Trig point. The OS position is NX 1355 6497 on the Landranger map. Retrace your path to return. This is a walk for a good dry day because of visibility and going underfoot. The total distance covered was around 8km (5miles).

Dun Beag, Vaul (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Dun Beag, Vaul (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

29.08.18 On the way back from Dun Mor Vaul I found a small house by the shore. About 100m W there was an obvious dun as pictured by Thelonius. I ascended the steep slope to discover two significant depressions which looked to be man-made. It could have been a fort given its obvious defensive position.

Hough (Stone Circle) — Images

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Ceasabh (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Dun Mor a Chaolais (Broch) — Images

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Dun Boraige (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Clach a' Choire (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Clach a' Choire (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

I approached Clach a' Choire from Vaul. I visited Dun Mor Vaul first then struck out west along some moorland hugging the coast. After about a mile I saw a large boulder on the edge of the sea. As well as taking photos I tried the ringing experiment with a large rock with surprisingly resonant results. The cup marks on the rock are impressive, though I didn't feel it necessary to check the 53 suggested by the imaginative info board.

Caolas (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Middleton (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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