Ninestane Rig
Hawick, Borders OS Map
Stone Circle Canmore

This small circle of nine stones (there's a clue in the name!) stands in a forest clearing a little distance south of Hawick.

Burl describes the approach to the circle as:

Walk. 1 mile. Very steep, almost precipitous first 220 yards.

This might be a little off-putting! In reality it is a half-mile walk from the road and very steep for maybe 20 yards. Not nearly so bad as expected.

Although quite overgrown, this is an attractive circle. Most of the stones are very low and hidden by the grass, with two stones standing proud at a little over 4 feet and a little under 6 feet tall.

Images ©2002 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

10km Burgh Hill Stone Circle
10km Burgh Hill Fort Iron Age Fort
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)