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Blakey Topping, Allerston, North Yorkshire

Stone Circle:  OS Grid Reference – SE 8719 9338 Getting Here From Pickering, take the A169 towards Whitby. When you get to the Car Park at the ‘Hole-of-Horcum’ – (you can’t miss it), park the car and walk North along … Continue reading

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Stone Hill Head, Allerston Moor, North Yorkshire

Standing Stone (missing):  OS Grid Reference – SE 881 947 Archaeology & History A number of standing stones were reported by regional historian Robert Knox (1855) in his antiquarian work of this area, but forestry and vandalism has seen the demise … Continue reading

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Dunvarich, Tongue, Sutherland

Souterrain (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NC 59 57 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5341 Archaeology & History There are a number of souterrains—or “earth houses” as they used to be known—in Sutherland that have been lost.  Many have simply fallen prey … Continue reading

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Talmine (west), Melness, Tongue, Sutherland

Settlement:  OS Grid Reference – NC 5764 6248 — NEW FIND Getting Here Along the A836 road between Durness and Tongue, take the minor road north to Melness and Talmine. 400 yards or so past Talmine Stores shop, walk left up … Continue reading

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Tongue House, Tongue, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 5926 5862 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5325 Getting Here I approached this by walking along the B8438 road northwest out of Tongue village, towards the road-crossing over the Kyle of Tongue.  There’s a small … Continue reading

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Deanside, Tongue, Sutherland

Souterrain (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NC 591 556 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5343 Dionaite Archaeology & History Nothing now remains of the prehistoric underground chamber, “eirde House” (as they were called) or souterrain, that was reported by the northern antiquarian … Continue reading

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Rough Haw Carvings, Flasby, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone: OS Grid Reference – SD 96396 55834 – NEW FIND Getting Here The quickest way to get here is to follow the directions to the Sharp Haw Trig Stone. From the Trig Stone keep heading down the footpath until … Continue reading

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Sharp Haw, Flasby, North Yorkshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – SD 9594 5532 Getting Here The quickest way to get here is to head out of Skipton towards the B6265 Grassington Road. Once on the B6265 you will go past the Craven Heifer Pub … Continue reading

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Abbey Craig, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NS 8094 9566 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47113 Wallace Monument Fort Getting Here Most folk visiting here are coming from Stirling city.  There are various buses to get here, which head out over Stirling Bridge … Continue reading

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Gormyre, Torphichen, West Lothian

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9836 7315 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47916 Archaeology & History A couple of fields east of one of Torphichen’s Refuge Stones (a prehistoric thing by the look of it!), another standing stone could … Continue reading

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