Upper Fernoch Megalith
Also known as Tayvallich
Upper Fernoch is at the west side of the Knapdale Peninsula near Tayvallich, between Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura.
There are a good number of standing stones, cairns and fortifications in the local area. A quarter of a mile away, but out of sight, is another megalith at Barnashaig. And a quarter of a mile further on, within view of both stones and with splendid views of the Isle of Jura, are the ruinous remains of a hill-top dun.
1/10 Infra red picture of the east face of the stone.
2/10 Infra red view to the northeast.
3/10 Another IR view to the northeast.
4/10 An IR view of the west face.
5/10 Looking north west over the Sound of Jura with the Isle of Jura in the background. The remains of a dun stands on the low hill to the right of the megalith.
6/10 Looking south west across the water of Linne Mhuirich.
7/10 Looking north.
8/10 The west face of the megalith. CANMORE describes the depressions on the surface as natural, although the spot approximately half way up and to the right of centre looks like a typical cup-mark from close up.
9/10 Looking south west again across Linne Mhuirich. The compass at the base of the stone indicates north to the bottom right of the picture.
10/10 The yardstick is 5 feet 9 inches, the megalith would be a little over 7 feet tall if it didn't lean.