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Logan House Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Logan House Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Logan House Garden is open from 1st February to 31st August. Follow the sign after going through Ardwell on the A716.
The standing stone is on the left of the one way avenue after around half a mile. The trees on the left make way for a large field in which the Logan House standing stone can be seen.

Kells Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Kells Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Kells farm is on the A710 along with its neighbour, Home Farm, which has two stones to visit. Kells Standing Stone is a 5 foot granite slab in a field SW of Kells.

It is listed as Canmore ID 65404.

Ingle Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Ingle Stone (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

I found this stone by sight as I was travelling S out of Twynholm. On passing Ingleston farm I noticed a large stone on the right side at the top of a hill.
I couldn't find any online references to this stone but found it marked on my OS landranger map.
The Ingle Stone is a massive erratic measuring around 10x10x8 feet. There is a small moss-covered stone resting on top of the Ingle Stone. It is no wonder that the Ingle Stone has not been moved and has given the farm it's name due to its prominence in the landscape.

Lyonston (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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The Dagon Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Stroanfreggan (Round Cairn) — Images

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Peatshiel Sike (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Longstone (St Mabyn) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Devil's Jump (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Devil's Jump (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

The Devil’s Jump is located between St Breward and Camelford. There are two granite crags either side of a wooded valley. The western side is more prominent and easier to access via Carwether Village public path. There is a public path on the eastern side however access is limited.
I thought that a pillar of granite on the western side bore a diabolical resemblance maybe giving the site its name.

Buldoo (Standing Stones) — Images

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Buldoo (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

Visited 06.07.11

The 12 foot tall standing stone is easy to spot but the second stone is more reclusive. Canmore ID 8132 gives its location as ND 1992 3374. The split stone is around 6 feet high beside whins at the edge of the field. I'm not sure of the relationship between these stones. They're like Arnold Schwartzenegger and Danny De Devito in Twins.
There is a large recumbent stone NE of the taller menhir at the edge of Latheron. It seems like a better partner for the 12 foot stone. Canmore ID 8660 makes no mention of it.

Dun Flodigarry (Broch) — Images

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Dun Flodigarry (Broch) — Fieldnotes

Visited 24.01.12

Dun Flodigarry broch is located within the grounds of the Flodigarry Hotel. It is in a ruinous state, being reclaimed by natural forces.

Kirroughtree House (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

It should be easy to visit Kirroughtree House Cairns, High & Low Lessons and Creebridge Cairn in the same day if you have not already visited them.

Kirroughtree House E (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Kirroughtree House W (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Kirroughtree House N (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Kirroughtree House N (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Take the A712 turn off the A75. Take the second left for Kirroughtree /Conifers Lodges, a single track road with passing places. After 500 yards there is a passing place at NX42646579 where you can stop safely.
Kirroughtree House N lies 250 yards N in a field. It look just like a natural grass mound until you are close enough to the slight hollow in the summit. It is a naked cairn that blends into the landscape.
Canmore ID 63431 verifies its status as a cairn.

Kirroughtree House W (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Take the A712 turn off the A75. Take the second left for Kirroughtree /Conifers Lodges, a single track road with passing places. After 500 yards there is a passing place at NX42646579 where you can stop safely.
Kirroughtree House W cairn is visible 200 yards SSW.
It is around 20 yards across with a large tree growing out of the mound and an outline of a circular stone enclosure. The summit is stony and grass-covered with no visible cist.
The cairn itself and its lower location make it less impressive than its neighbour, Kirroughtree House E.
See Canmore ID 63442 for more details.

Kirroughtree House E (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Take the A712 turn off the A75. Take the second left for Kirroughtree /Conifers Lodges, a single track road with passing places. After 500 yards there is a passing place at NX42646579 where you can stop safely.
Kirroughtree House E Cairn is a large cairn around 20 yards across, planted with a ring of mature trees and surrounded by a tumbledown dry stane dyke. Kirroughtree House W cairn is visible 200 yards NNW. Head for this and take a gate left into an adjacent field. Kirroughtree House E is 200 yards E.
The cairn has a commanding view towards Creebridge and the A75. The trees and the wall lend the cairn a greater presence in the landscape.
There are some exposed stones on the cairn but no cist visible.
Canmore ID63441 gives a fuller account of the cairn.

Ailsa Craig (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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Ailsa Craig (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

Visited 17.07.13

It was third time lucky on the MV Glorious out of Girvan. We were turned back by the waves on two previous trips but persistence rewarded me with around two hours on the rock.
The rock has a lighthouse, two foghorns, a ruined tower house and industrial remains on the shore. It is famous for Ailsite granite curling stones which are prized for their durability. Some unshaped stones can be found on the beach.
There is more vegetation than is apparent from a distance and the grassy summit is 338 metres above sea level.
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