The Acharn Circle

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NN767425

The circle looking east

Looking north east

The circle looking due north

The circle looking south

The circle looking north west over Loch Tay

Take the road running along the south side of Loch Tay, past the Crannog Centre (worth a visit!) to the village of Acharn. The track to the Falls of Acharn is posted. It's quite a hike up to these, and the same distance again up to the circle. One for the dedicated!

The circle consists of seven stones, 3 fallen and 4 upright, crossed by a dry-stane dyke which incorporates one of the stones into its structure. The tallest stone is around 1.6m tall. As can be seen from the photos, the views are well worth the climb. The site had been 'added to' by some idiot who had built a small cairn/altar in the centre. This had been removed by the time we left.... leaving the original 7-stone site as it is meant to be seen, allowing for the fact that the wall had been built through it in the past!

An early excavation here disclosed at a depth of 5" a black deposit 2' square by 5" deep which contained calcined bones, apparently.

Visited 1st June 2003

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