Stone, Ballaman Hill, Tweedsmuir.
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This large stone, a glacial erratic, lies some 100 meters or so
from 064 Resting Stone
and has a similar sized rough stone cairn a few metres away to
the north. The stone measure 1.40m long x 01.30m wide
by 0.90m high and is earth-fast.
From the A701 Penicuik to Moffat road, take the sign posted
junction for Tweedsmuir village. Turn first right along the
single track road heading to Fruid Reservoir. At the reservoir
continue straight on along a single track road with passing
places to Fruid farm. Park at the farm, asking for permission
first. Follow the track that skirts the top of the reservoir
until you reach the sheep pens. Cross the Carterhope Burn and
keeping the burn on the left, head for Ballaman Hill.
Note: The track shown on Explorer 330 is
indistinct and can be difficult to follow. Good map reading
skills are required and a GPS device is highly recommended if
visiting the area in poor visibility.
With permission at Fruid farm.
The above stone sits about 100 meters from the Resting Stone and
within line-of-sight of the old track running across the moor
from Moffat in the south and leading to Tweedsmuir in the north.
I suspect it might be a mark stone, indicating the location of
the Resting Stone where some shelter would be available in poor