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South Ayrshire

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Ailsa Craig Natural Rock Feature
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Bain's Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
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Bencallen Hill Chambered Tomb
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Cairnfore Cairn(s)
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Coilsfield Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Craigie Hillfort
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Craigs of Kyle Rocking Stone
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Dinvin Hillfort
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Finnarts Hill Standing Stones
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Garleffin Standing Stones
Hollowshean Camp Hillfort
Kildoon Fort Hillfort
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King Coil's Grave Cairn(s)
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Knockdolian Cairn(s)
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Lyonston Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Muckle Stane (Monkton) Natural Rock Feature
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Spy Knowe Cairn(s)
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Stonefield Park Road, Doonfoot Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wallace's Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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White Cairn, Barrhill Cairn(s)
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White Cairn, Laggish Cairn(s)
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The Witching Stone Standing Stone / Menhir

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Council celebrates staffing cuts by building a "Stonehenge" style monument on a roundabout

Couldn't make it up.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/stonehenge-comes-ayr-town-centre-11719847
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
20th December 2017ce
Edited 20th December 2017ce

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Bencallen Hill (Chambered Tomb) — Miscellaneous

Despite being c. 100 yards from the roadside Bencallen Cairn is difficult to find. Good map reading or Sat Nav are important but a GPS device is essential.

Directions from N: Take the A77 to Girvan. Take the A734 Barr L turn on the roundabout at the N end of Girvan. After c. 2.25 miles you reach Old Dailly. Turn R onto the A734 Barr in Old Dailly. After c. 5 miles on this winding road you reach Barr. Travel through Barr turning L for Crosshill at the dead end sign. Stay on this narrow road for c. 4 miles to reach S Balloch Farm. Turn R at the junction for 1.1 miles to reach a small grass parking spot at NX 33706 94332 on the R side of the road. Walk c. 25 yards up the road to NX 33729 94325. A faint path to the L starts up a wooded slope. Follow it for c. 60 yards uphill to emerge into a large deforested clearing with Bencallen Sheepfold at the centre of it. Bencallen Chambered Cairn is built into a wall on the N of this feature, a standout feature.

Directions from S: Take the A75 to Newton Stewart. Drive through the town centre. At the W end of the Cree Bridge take the A714 Girvan road. After c. 8.5 miles in Bargrennan take the R turn for Glentrool Village. Stay on this narrow road with passing places for c. 9.5 miles to reach the Bell Memorial. Take the L fork for Barr/Crosshill. After c. 2.5 miles park up on the L on a grass bank at NX 33706 94332. Walk back up the road to NX 33729 94325. A faint path to the L starts up a wooded slope. Follow it for c. 60 yards uphill to emerge into a large deforested clearing with Bencallen Sheepfold at the centre of it. Bencallen Chambered Cairn is built into a wall on the N of this feature, a standout feature.
Posted by markj99
19th May 2021ce

Coilsfield (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Links

Coilsfield on BRAC Updated


Coilsfield on BRAC
Posted by markj99
9th January 2021ce

Finnarts Hill (Standing Stones) — Links

Canmore ID 60914


Finnarts Hill Standing Stones
Posted by markj99
18th October 2020ce

Finnarts Hill (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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18th October 2020ce

Finnarts Hill (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

Finnarts Hill Standing Stones are a small pair of stones on the Ayrshire Coastal Path (ACP) between Glen App and Ballantrae. Finnarts Hill lies on the Loch Ryan coast. The standing stones are small, 1 yard and 0.5 yards high respectively. The stones are 15 yards apart in a N-S alignment. They are situated in wet moorland adjacent to the ACP.
Canmore ID 60914 speculates that the smaller stone may be a stump of a taller broken stone. The top of the stone has a possible c. 30 degrees shear plane. However there are no other stones within a 10 yard radius.

Directions: Opposite Glenapp Church on the A75 there is a small car park at the start of the ACP. Follow the road S for over 0.5 miles until the ACP veers R off the road uphill onto a rough rocky track. After ascending for c. 1 mile the ACP reaches a pass between Finnarts Hill and Sandloch Hill. Finnarts Hill Standing Stones are on the L side around 20 yards from the track.
Posted by markj99
18th October 2020ce

The Muckle Stane (Monkton) (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

At the Cross is The Hare Stane, moved here from its original site in a field off Charles Avenue. The boulder had a long tradition of witchcraft and evil spirits associated with it, but in 2000 it was moved to its present position and a sealed "Millennium Box" placed beneath it.

The above quote is taken from P.232 Ayshire: Discovering A County by Dane Love (2003).
Posted by markj99
21st September 2020ce

Cairnfore (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Cairnfore</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
16th September 2020ce
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