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011 Glenquicken Stone Circle, Creetown.

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Description
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.

Directions
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.

Parking
There is space for a single vehicle at the entrance to the young forestry to the north.

Fieldnotes
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.

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Quick Info
Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Gatehouse of Fleet
Nearest Village: Creetown
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 83
O.S. Explorer Sheet 312
Grid Reference: NX 5096 5821
GPS Reference: GLENQK

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