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Wildshaw Burn

Stone Circle

<b>Wildshaw Burn</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Lanark (16km NNW)
OS Ref (GB):   NS882271 / Sheets: 71, 72
Latitude:55° 31' 28.86" N
Longitude:   3° 46' 16.29" W

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Leave the M74 at Junction 13 and take the B7078 north. Stop at a farm gate on the E about 0.75 miles after passing the B740.

From the gate head in an "11 o'clock" direction for the higher ground nearer the motorway. Keep the stream on your left. Once nearer the location, you should see a 2m stone lying flat. This is on the E of the circle. The other stones are either just above or in a hollow just below ground level but are all visible.

23 stones can be seen in an elipse measuring 50m x 40m. They range in length from 0.9m to 1.7m. It is estimated that the monument may have had 40 stones originally.

It is not known whether the stones were originally standing and later fell or whether they were brought to the monument but never erected.
greywether Posted by greywether
28th February 2004ce
Edited 28th February 2004ce