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Glac A' Charraigh

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Glac A' Charraigh</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/A/B
Nearest Town:Campbeltown (48km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NR29754315 / Sheet: 60
Latitude:55° 36' 24.03" N
Longitude:   6° 17' 29.67" W

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Visited 24.08.19

Thanks to persistence and drewbhoy's pictures, I managed to find this shy and retiring recumbent stone after 15 minutes of tramping in moorland. The stone lies in a hollow guarded by reeds. As ever, I thought it should be easier than that so I have formulated an improved method to find Glac A' Charraigh.
Park in the large passing place 150 yards before the sharp corner at NR 29643 43061. Walk 200 yards NE from the gate at the corner of the field. If the stone is not visible look for a small clump of reeds concealing it. You need to be almost standing over it. The choke stone is easier to spot than the recumbent stone.
My grid reference for this site was NR 29754 43158.
Canmore ID 37289 (go to Links) describes it as a standing stone on their last visit in 1977.
Posted by markj99
24th August 2019ce
Edited 25th July 2020ce

The next day dawned and despite it being overcast it was fairly dry. (that, of course, would change) I had always wanted to see the American monument at west point of the Oa peninsula so we walked from Cragabus to the site.

This is near to were the troopship Turcania was torpedoed and another troopship, the Otranto, sank. (1918)

On the way back I had a look for the standing stone at Glac A'Charraigh. Sadly the stone has fallen since its last visitor in 1977. Originally it stood at almost 2m high but now one of the chokes stands guard, a marker, as this would almost be impossible to find.

From west of the site as the road heads north I jumped the fence and headed north east until I luckily spotted the choke stone. To get back to the road head north bypassing the wee hill.

A bleak place on a bleak day. By now the rain had arrived. A drenching was on its way!

Visited 30/7/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
31st October 2018ce


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Canmore ID 37289

Glac A' Charraigh Recumbant Stone
Posted by markj99
25th July 2020ce