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Sorquoy (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

We visited this site on September 15, 2008, in the early evening, and were enchanted by the pastoral site as well as the majesty of the stone. It's huge. Down the hill toward the cliffs and the ocean there's a mound that can be seen from the stone (and is located on the OS maps), but it was difficult to get into that field - lots of mud and vegetation and haphazardly tied fencing and gates that made us nervous; too much to traverse for us - so we didn't visit the mound.

This site is well-worth the visit. It's one of the most beautiful, moss and lichen-covered standing stones I've witnessed. The stone was easily accessible, and the location was beautiful. We lingered.

Several initials and names are carved into the stone from centuries back.

The directions left by wideford are solid and accurate.

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

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Torbreck (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

We visited the Torbreck stone circle in September of 2007. The site is now adjacent to a small farm and house, and there was a tee-pee and fire pit directly next to the circle that indicated very recent activity there (along with soda bottles thrown inside the circle itself). We followed another stone hunter's instructions that led us through Cullaird Wood to get there, but there's a dirt road that runs right along side the circle and farm, and this is an easier trek (it's the dotted road that comes off the yellow road through Torbreck on the OS map). We had a visit with the local dog, Bobby, who was more than friendly.

The stone circle is wonderful, and standing among the stones was awesome, but the other activity in the area was disturbing and disorienting, and we didn't linger overlong (it took us longer to actually find the site than we wanted to stay).
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