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<b>Kilbride</b>Posted by MerrickImage © Merrick
Nearest Town:Campbeltown (42km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NR383465 / Sheet: 60
Latitude:55° 38' 28.68" N
Longitude:   6° 9' 33.78" W

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Kilbride Standing Stone marked the start of the final of hike of this Islay/Jura trip. From Port Ellen head east and take the first minor road heading north, this takes you past the Port Ellen and Branhunisary Standing Stones, keep going until the road ends at Kilbride Farm.

Look south, through the gate, up a small slope and the site with its glorious views south. Kilbride stands at almost 3m tall proving to be a superb starting point for the final evening hike.

Visited 3/8/2018.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th March 2019ce

Another of the deep glowing rich blue stone monoliths, standing on an unusually level field above the bay. On a roughly E/W axis, it is about 10 feet tall, 18 inches deep and 3 feet wide.

Looking to the east, the eye is caught by the odd lump of the peak of Cnoc Crun na Maoil (I think).

Just over the brow as you head downhill, at the left in front of the little copse is the outline of the walls of the Kilbride chapel, and beyond a clear line of sight to Druim nam Madagan (Torradale) standing stone. There's also a view to the loch where the water for Laphroaig whisky comes from down to the distillery itself and the sea.

Visited 14 June 05
Posted by Merrick
24th November 2005ce