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<b>Clochmaloo</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
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  • Stone Of St. Moluag

Nearest Town:Huntly (11km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ484290 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 20' 55.05" N
Longitude:   2° 51' 27.15" W

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<b>Clochmaloo</b>Posted by thelonious <b>Clochmaloo</b>Posted by thelonious <b>Clochmaloo</b>Posted by drewbhoy


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Half way up the Tap O Noth a massive rock can be seen. It is named after St. Moluag who was a missionary. It is a good 500 yards from the path across boggy heather and many potholes. Nobody would have disturbed him up here and he most certainly would have enjoyed the views. Windy tho!

Visited 17/2/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th February 2011ce


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'A large rock called St Moluag can be seen to east of the path up Tap O Noth. St. Moluag was a famous Celtic missionary and a contemporary of St. Columba. Sent to Pictland in AD562 he founded several churchs in the area including one at the nearby village of Clatt. The great rock Clochmaloo (stone of St. Moluag) was probably used as a retreat whilst he worked in the area.'

From the notice board at the car park.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17th February 2011ce
Edited 18th July 2011ce