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Luss, Argyll OS Map
Cup and Ring Marks Canmore

Cup and ring marked rocks can often be tricky to find. The first time I came to look for this decorated rock I parked near Loch Lomond and walked up the road to Garelochhead, found the wooded bank where I believed the rock to be, and started to search. It was probably a couple of hours before I got to the west end of the wood where there's a great big sign showing where the rock is. Sometimes you try harder than necessary!

The moss covered boulder has at least four rings (one incomplete) carved into the top surface and some possible cups on the sides. Other shallow designs may be hidden by the moss that mostly covers the rock.

Some of the carvings are unusually deep, especially considering how weathered the rock is, suggesting that they may have been 'enhanced' by more recent 'sculptors'.

Images ©2017 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

6km Cameron Home Farm Chambered Cairn; Cup Mark
10km Carman Muir Burial Chamber Chambered Cairn
10km Garadh Ban Wood Chambered Cairn
11km St. Maha's Well Standing Stone; Well
14km Stockie Muir Chambered Cairn
19km Blanefield Standing Stones; Cairn
19km Craigenkirn Long Cairn? Modern Ruin? A combination?
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)