010 Standing Stone, Bruntaburn Mill, Lauder.
A large and impressive 2.00m high standing stone built into a
dry stone wall running along the west side of the road between
Cambridge and Wedderlee, to the west of Westruther.
From the A697 Lauder to Greenlaw road, turn onto a minor road at
Dod Mill. Proceed under the stone archway and continue to
Bruntaburn Mill. The stone is at the side of the road just after
the two houses. Take care as the road is narrow and winding.
Parking is severely limited along this narrow road but permission
to park may be requested by asking at one of the two houses
I made the mistake of visiting this stone during my lunch hour
when I was out on business and did not have the time to really
examine the stone to any great extent. Wearing my office clothes
also prevented me from leaving the roadside to see the stone
from the back. Looking at the stone now, it does appear to be
diamond shaped although the nettles do obscure the lower half.
This makes me recall reading something about stones of this
shape being "female" stones but I cannot recall the
book nor location to which it referred. An interesting and
impressive stone and one most definitely on my second visit