Map Reference : NJ659268
Age : Circa.3000BC
Nearest Landmark : Hatton of Ardoyne
Up the hill from the road, don't take your car up this track as it has VERY deep ruts; I almost
never made it up the hill ! At the top of the hill is a small cottage & some farm buildings, the
circle is about 400 meters ( behind a low rise ) to the East of the cottage.
Other Details :
I met the welcoming farmer by the cottage and had a good long conversation with him about
the stone circle and the other people who have been by to see it. He mentioned that some folk
from the Millenium Commission ( or some body like that ) had recently been by to survey the
circle. The circle straddles two fields; a fence, holding back a particularly ugly looking bull, split
the recumbent and flankers off from the rest of the stones.
After visiting the circle I was not looking forward to the drive back down the hill, but the farmer
suggested driving through his recently harvested field - Thank You ! It was a slightly bumpy ride,
but much safer than the alternative route.
View of recumbent and flanker with Bennachie and the hill fort in the background.