Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway
Also known as The Leaping Stones
This group of stone circles is at Eskdalemuir, near Lockerbie. One circle of twelve stones is complete;just by this circle are two almost-vanished circles.
Most of the stones are one or two feet tall. There are two much larger stones near the main circle; these stand 5'4" tall each and some eight feet apart (the Loupin' Stanes themselves).
Some 500 metres further down the River White Esk is another circle (the Girdle Stanes) that has been partly eroded by the river.
The main circle and the Loupin' Stanes stand on an artificial platform.
A line of stones leads from the Loupin' Stanes to the Girdle Stanes.
10/33 Looking to the Loupin Stanes from one of the stones leading between the two circles.
12/33 One of the two taller stones.
13/33 The two taller stones.
14/33 One of the two taller stones.
15/33 The sloping platform on which the stones stand.
20/33 One of the two taller stones.
21/33 The two taller stones.
22/33 The two taller stones.
23/33 The two taller stones.
24/33 One of the two taller stones.
28/33 Looking across the platform of the Loupin
29/33 The two large stones outside the circle, looking from below the platform towards the B709 road.
30/33 The full width of the circle of the Loupin
31/33 Panoramic view of the circle, looking from the east side of the ring.
32/33 The two larger stones. They are about eight feet apart and stand seperate from the circles.
33/33 Close-up of the more slender of the larger stones, from a different angle.