Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway
Standing Stones Canmore

These three large stones (two standing at around ten feet tall, one fallen would be about nine feet tall) are aligned approximately northeast-southwest in an area thick with standing stones and cup-and-ring marks.

These three stones, along with several cup-and-ring marked outcrops nearby, are in state care.

The line of the stones points northeast to a point on the horizon near the midsummer sunrise. Looking in the opposite direction, to the southwest, the line points near to where the midwinter sun sets.

The southwestern-most stone is of such a shape that from some angles it looks very precarious and might easily break in two. That is somewhat deceptive and the stone looks really quite substantial.

Images ©2000 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

0km Drumtroddan Rock Art Cup and Ring Marks
12km Torhousekie Stone Circle; Stone Row
13km Boreland Stone Row
17km Cairnholy I Chambered Cairn
18km Cairnholy II Chambered Cairn
20km Cauldside Burn Cairn and Stone Circle Stone Circle; Cairn
20km Glenquicken Stone Circle
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)