Ballymeanoch Cairn
Kilmartin, Argyll OS Map
Kerb Cairn Canmore

Just a few metres from the better known Ballymeanoch stone rows, and close to other cairns and a henge monument, is this kerb cairn. Anywhere else, this would be a quite impressive cairn. Here it is rather overshadowed by its grander field-mates and often overlooked.

A circle of large stones in a 6 metre diameter circle form the kerb of a mostly robbed cairn. Eleven stones are still earth-fast, and a few slabs outside the cairn may also have been part of the kerb.

See also: Ballymeanoch stone rows, Ballymeanoch holed stone, Ballymeanoch henge, Dunchraigaig cairn.

Images ©2004 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Ballymeanoch Henge Henge; Cist
0km Ballymeanoch Holed Stone Standing Stone (broken, fallen and moved)
0km Ballymeanoch Stone Rows Stone Rows
0km Dunchraigaig Cairn Chambered Cairn
1km Nether Largie Stone Setting Stone Setting
1km Temple Wood Stone Circle
2km Dunadd Fort; Rock Carving
2km Kilmartin Church And Graveyard Mediaeval Grave Slabs; Early Christian Crosses; Carved Slabs; Church
3km Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet Cup and Ring Marks
3km Torbhlaran Standing Stone
4km Carnassarie Cairn Cairn
4km Carnassarie Standing Stones Standing Stones
5km Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
5km Creagantairbh Beag Monolith Standing Stone
5km Glennan Standing Stone
6km Achnabreck Carved Rocksheet Cup And Ring
6km Ormaig Rock Carvings Cup and Ring Marks
7km Salachary Stone Row Standing Stones
7km Stane Alane Standing Stone
8km Kilmory Oib Village Deserted Mediæval Village
8km Kintraw Standing Stone; Cairn
14km Barnashaig Standing Stone
14km Upper Fernoch Megalith Standing Stone
16km Dun Mhuirich Dun
17km Castle Lachlan Castle
19km Lochead Megalith Standing Stone
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)