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Merchant's Stone

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<b>Merchant's Stone</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/B
Also known as:
  • Loch na Curra

Nearest Town:Inverness (13km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NH6117433197 / Sheet: 26
Latitude:57° 22' 5.42" N
Longitude:   4° 18' 30.99" W

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From the Midtown Cairns we walked north along the southern bank of Loch Ashie on a beautifully sunny day until we reached a crossroads. From here we headed south until we reached the Merchant's Stone situated on the north side of road.

The stone is 1.2m high, 2.5m long and 1.5m wide, almost an abandoned recumbent. Nothing is mentioned of much folklore here but locals at Dunlichity mentioned travelling people through the ages had stopped here and traded goods. Obviously the stone marked the meeting place.

A nice way to get the legs slackened up for another hike in the hills.

Visited 1/7/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th August 2017ce