Glenquicken Stone Circle, Creetown.
Glenquicken stone circle consists of 20 low-set stones forming a
circle of around 16.00m diameter with a single central standing
stone some 1.60m high. There is a small gap to the west where a
stone appears to be missing. The circle is situated on rough
pasture not far from the minor road and is visible from same. A
number of other circle are believed to have existed in the local
area but are now lost.
From Creetown, follow the minor unclassified road west towards
Gatehouse of Fleet. Follow this road for about 2 miles when
you then leave the forestry and will see the stone circle across
the arable field to the right.
There is space for a single vehicle at the entrance to the young
forestry to the north.
The large central stone of Glenquicken stone circle is what
attract your attention. From a distance, the other stones are
barely visible in the long grass and the 1.60m high central
monolith draws your attention from a far. The setting is marvellous
although slightly spoiler by the intrusion of commercial
forestry to the north and west. Luckily the moorland to the
south and east still retains it's bleak, desolate nature.