Tag Archives: tomb

Machar Stones, Fintry, Stirlingshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 65705 83932 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45311 Waterhead Stones Getting Here Of the 2 ways to reach here: one via the Crow Road, up to Waterhead Farm and then meandering through the forest—we … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Scotland, Standing Stones, Stirlingshire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Whispering Knights, Rollright, Oxfordshire

Chambered Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – SP 29936 30841 Also Known as: Five Knights Getting Here Follow the directions to reach the Rollrights stone circle, from Chipping Norton.  Walk past the entrance to the circle along the road for a coupla … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, England (south), Oxfordshire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Kerrycrusach, Bute, Argyll

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – NS 08878 61033 Also Known as: Canmore ID 40375 Scoulag Moor Getting Here Liz Sykes, Saul and I wandered up to see this lovely spot a few years ago, to be found perched upon the top … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Argyll & Bute, Bute (Isle of), Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Scotland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carmyllie Hill, Greystone, Angus

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NO 545 434 Also Known as: Fairyfold Hillock Fairy Folk Hillock Folklore An intriguing site this, as it doesn’t appear to be in the Canmore archaeological register – unless it’s the Canmore site 34750.  Yet … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Angus, Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Serpent Mound, Scallasaig, Glen More, Inverness-shire

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NG 848 202 Folklore I’m presuming that this burial site is the right one, described in the fine Mr MacGregor’s Peat Fire Flame (1937) as being “by the roadside up near Scallasaig.”  There certainly doesn’t … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Inverness-shire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barnhill, Jura, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NR 705 970 Archaeology & History Very close to being at the top of the island.  If you do manage to get here take a gander at the legendary Gulf of Corryvreckan: one of the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Argyll & Bute, Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Jura (Isle of), Scotland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ardminish, Gigha, Argyll

Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NR 649 489 Archaeology & History When the Scottish Royal Commission lads came here in 1963, they reported seeing “the remains of a short cist…set into the west side of a small turf-covered knoll some … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Argyll & Bute, Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Gigha (Isle of), Hebrides, Inner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stoodley Pike Circle, Mankinholes, West Yorkshire

Ring Cairn (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SD 973 243 Getting Here Stoodley Pike is unmissable! Get to either Hebden Bridge or Todmorden – ask someone – then get to it! Nice climb – nice view – excellent moors all … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Yorkshire, West | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Skirtful of Stones, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire

Cairn (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SD 785 747 Getting Here Although apparently long gone, we could find this giant prehistoric tomb on the eastern side of the great Ingleborough and was one of many with this name once scattering … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Yorkshire, North | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scale House, Rylstone, North Yorkshire

Tumulus:  OS Grid Reference – SD 970 568 Getting Here Pretty simple really.  Go up the B6265 Skipton-Rylstone road for about 3 miles, past the Nettlehole Ridge woodland on your right.  The next turn along to your right, up the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cairns, Tombs, Tumuli, Yorkshire, North | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment