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Symbols Used

On the right hand panel of each entry, symbols are used to denote the following information.

This site is located some distance away from the nearest parking area and the use of a mountain bike is recommended. Locations marked with this symbol will generally have access along un-surfaced roads.
Sites marked with this symbol may be difficult to find, mainly due to concealing vegetation such as grass, trees or heather. GPS may be of some use in open areas but limited use in urban areas where signal reception may be reduced.
The "X" symbol is used to denote locations where unusual events have been recorded e.g. ghosts, UFO's, alien abductions, stealth helicopters, ley lines, goblins, earth lights, alien big cats and people with no clothes on!
Many of the sites in Ancient Stones are located in some quite difficult terrain. This symbol indicates that the route to the stone involves some steep gradients.
This symbol denotes a site where a long or difficult walk is required to reach the location. Good stout footwear is recommended and the terrain may be rough, wet or strenuous. Distances are usually more than 1 mile.
This symbol denotes a site that that can be accessed without difficulty by most people. Conditions underfoot will be easy and across level or undulating terrain. Strong footwear not usually required.
Used for sites where the stones can be easily seen from the roadside and/or from inside a vehicle such as a car. The site may not be immediately apparent but can be seen with the naked eye. Binoculars are useful.
Used to denote a site that offers a good viewpoint of the surrounding area. May also indicate that the site is exposed and that proper outdoor clothing may be required depending on weather conditions.
Sites in care of national body such as Heritage Scotland. There may also be an information plaque in position close to the stone. None of the sites that show this symbol have any access restrictions or entry fees.
Parking readily available on or near the location and generally within 1 mile. Sites that do not have this symbol will have limited or restricted parking facilities at or near the location.
This symbol denotes a site where wheelchair users are able to get close to the stone or at least view the stone from a few meters away. Terrain is generally suitable of unaided access on smooth tarmac surfaces.

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