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Townhead (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Blackhill Cottage (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Tortie (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

A lovely little valley, but not an easy field to get into, and when we visited, very boggy! Thankfully the resident bull and posse stayed at the other side of this vast field while we explored.

I was pleasantly surprised by the details of carving on this stone, expecting it to be a lot more weathered.

Tortie 2 can be just seen on the skyline from here, on the top of the same hill to the east.

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Tortie 2 (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

It was extremely windy up here today.... Good views, possibly the Tyne valley to the east (?) and to the Solway valley in the north-west.

Tortie (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Townhead (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

After asking Townhead farm, we parked at the abandoned worksheds nearby and walked up the path, past Black Hill cottage and stopping briefly to check out the rock art there.

The morning had been very rainy but the sun was out now, giving us a lovely few hours wandering and exploring the sites.

There were cows and associated bulls in all of the fields we wanted access to, but the farmer had reassured us they'd be "nae bother" ... thankfully he was right!!

Our wanderings took us to the far end of the field first, behind a knoll which has a sneaky little southern view of the Solway.

Found the main panel just before the autumn sun sank below the trees, another excuse to come back another day...

Townhead (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Druidtemple (Clava Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Handy to access not far from the new extended ringroad (B8082) around Inverness. Follow the "General Wade" road until turning right into the appropriately named Druidtemple Farm.

I asked at the farm for directions and permission to park. They gave me instructions to follow the path behind the farm, which gave fantastic views right across Inverness and the Beauly Firth.

This site is one of these wonderfully atmospheric places now protected by trees.

Druidtemple (Clava Cairn) — Images

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Drumtroddan Carved Rocks (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Broughton Mains (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Chatton (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Kettley Crag (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Popping Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Culdoach (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

I love it when rock art is carved on a big hump like this, and although there are quite a few humpy shapes in this landscape for some reason this one was chosen for the carvings.

The day we visited it was one of those autumn days that although you leave the house wrapped up for winter it was actually quite warm. I felt so snug... so I lay against the side of the hump shelter from the breeze and had a little sleep ;)

Nice!

Culdoach (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Arbor Low (Circle henge) — Images

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Gib Hill (Artificial Mound) — Images

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Dalarran Holm (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Pepperpot (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Previously known as Pebblethief...

Based currently in north Northumberland but soon to be returned to Cumbria.
Area covered by travels includes Scotland and north of England.
Often to be seen wandering aimlessly staring at the ground dragging a large rucksack (contents usually assorted cameras, GPS, batteries, bananas, plastic bags, pebbles).
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