Holm of Daltallochan
Dalmellington, Dumfries and Galloway OS Map
Stone Circle; Standing Stones Canmore

Just north of Carsphairn in Galloway is Holm of Daltallochan. In a meadow here lie an irregular oval of thirteen rocks around a slight mound. The stones measure between two and eight feet in length.

The classification of these stones seems to be pretty uncertain. Burl includes them in his 1976 volume The Stone Circles of the British Isles, but they are not in his 1995 A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany.

All the pictures are somewhat distant from the stones -- the farmer, not unreasonably, didn't want the pregnant ewes that he was keeping in that meadow to be disturbed. Do note that some of the objects in the photographs are feeding troughs and sheep, not megaliths!

Images ©1998 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

16km Corriedoo Cairn
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)