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Little Fornet

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Little Fornet</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/amj
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Nearest Town:Kintore (5km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ781116 / Sheet: 38
Latitude:57° 11' 40.94" N
Longitude:   2° 21' 44.77" W

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Go south from Kintore, on the B977, past Leylodge (home to several standing stones and it's RSC) and turn east at the Broomhill Stores. On the hill behind the store is the modern Breemies RSC. I kept going until the first farm track north and parked the car at the top. Luckily the owner was at the top of the road collecting her mail. The track was a skating rink. She also mentioned that they had been stranded for several weeks with kindly neighbours bringing in much needed supplies.

Instead of walking the 3/4 mile on the track we walked back to the farmhouse via the fields. Once the thaw comes this will be another mud bath. The stone is situated to the North East of the house in the middle of a field with it's slopes facing northwards and towards Bennachie. At 2.6 meters, this granite stone can be see for miles but not from the B977.

After a few photos I climbed back up the hill to South Fornet via several fences and a ditch. In amongst the trees some wee deer played and ignored me altogether. By the time I climbed back down it was growing dark so Thursdays walking was complete. Back to the car avoiding the ice rink!

Visited 13/01/2011.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13th January 2011ce