Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway OS Map
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.)