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Windy Edge

Stone Circle

<b>Windy Edge</b>Posted by markj99Image © Mark Johnstone
Nearest Town:Langholm (8km W)
OS Ref (GB):   NY430839 / Sheet: 79
Latitude:55° 8' 45.55" N
Longitude:   2° 53' 39.88" W

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Visited 26.05.12

I have forgotten the details of my route to Windy Edge however I do have the echo of it being a long slog over rough terrain.

According to Canmore ID 67908 (go to Links) the stone "belonged to a stone circle with a diameter of about 135 ft, six stones of which remained at the end of the 18th century."

The area is now forested and only two stones remain, a c. 4.5 foot stone leaning at 45 degrees and a prone c. 6 feet stone which lies c. 45 yards E of the leaning stone according to Canmore ID 67908.

On my visit I was not yet a devotee of Canmore (or RCAHMS) so I didn't look for the second prone stone in the vicinity.
Posted by markj99
29th March 2021ce
Edited 29th March 2021ce


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Canmore ID 67908

Windy Edge Stone Circle/Standing Stone
Posted by markj99
29th March 2021ce