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004 The Borestone, Tulliallan Wood, Culross.

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Description
The Borestone is a large sandstone boulder almost 1.00m high and around 0.90m long and is said to mark a spot along the boundary between Tulliallan and Culross. The stone is a natural boulder and does not seem to have any markings.

Directions
While there are probably easier and quicker routes from Kincardine or Tulliallan College, my route started from the "Nursery" described in 003 Standard Stone. Head into Devilla forest, following the main access track from the stables. Turn first left and go straight on at the cross roads. Veer right then turn left at the junction. At the next crossroads go right, past the pond and house. At the next y-junction there is a small gate. The stone is along the fence line. Note: this may be private property.

Parking
Take the A985(T) east from Kincardine and before Bordie, turn left into a single dirt road leading to what is marked "Nursery" which is actually stables. Ask for permission to park at the house.

Folklore
The stone may be associated with musters during the Riding of the Marches from Kincardine.

Fieldnotes
This was not an easy stone to find. Although Explorer 367 got me within about 20m, even the GPS failed under the tree cover. It was only by guessing that the stone might be along the fence line that I actually found it. I also suspect I may have been in someone's garden and I apologise should they read this. There are a couple of small stones at the y-junction near the gate but these are probably the result of forestry ploughing.

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Quick Info
Type: Named/Boundary Stone
Nearest Town: Kincardine
O.S.
Landranger Sheet 65
O.S. Explorer Sheet 367
Grid Reference: NS 9415 8795
GPS Reference: BOREST

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