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<b>Baluachraig</b>Posted by LivingRocksImage © John Miller
Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (9km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NR832969 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 6' 55.62" N
Longitude:   5° 29' 15.75" W

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Visited Thursday 25/5/17

Stopped off here again as had missed it when visiting Ballymeanoch and Dunchraigaig earlier in the week. Parked in the small car park designated for Dunchraigaig - the path to Balauchraig rock art panel is on the right of the cairn not though immediately obvious. By chance, we came a cross two American men, father and son, who were also looking for the path to Baluachraig. The father was a talker and pretty much told us his life story on the walk down. Not an uninteresting encounter but something of a distraction.
I've posted a photo of the excellent information board which gives a better image of the cup and ring marks than I could capture in the weather conditions the morning we were there.
We later went on to Ormaig from Carnasserie Castle car park. The grey clouds disappeared, the sun came out ... Ormaig blew me away and, blissfully, we didn't see another soul.
tjj Posted by tjj
3rd June 2017ce
Edited 4th June 2017ce

Visiting this site is easy with a handy nearby car park. Another example of the fine rock art found all along this amazing area. Posted by CARL
17th August 2010ce

The way the outcrop seems to be the edge of a ledge, got me to wondering if the whole 'terraced' aspect of the Kilmartin landscape might have been subtly different in ages gone by. Particularly in that at some point, there may have been lots more outcrop, before the soil built up. The theorised processional routes may have been lined with stone ridges I got to thinking. Then again, it could be that the edge here is the result of quarrying at some point? That happens a lot with Northumbrian rock art, but I don't know if Kilmartin rock art ever suffered in the same way.

Wheelchair access is not good, even though the path is fenced off from here to Dunchraigaig cairn, it's on a serious camber, so chairs would probably tip to the side.
Hob Posted by Hob
6th October 2005ce

Arriving here it really struck me that walking from The Glebe Cairn to Ballymeanoch (or vice versa), picking off each site in order you'll always see the last site from the next... The carvings here are great, just a bit more subtle than at some of the other sites in the valley and the setting - wow! IronMan Posted by IronMan
25th October 2002ce
Edited 5th December 2002ce


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Baluachraig Updated on BRAC

Baluachcraig Cup and Ring Markings on BRAC
Posted by markj99
9th May 2021ce

Baluachraig on BRAC

rockartwolf Posted by rockartwolf
7th October 2005ce