Stone, Bothwell Water, Cranshaws.
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With a height of 0.80m and a girth of over 4.00m this "wee
pebble" can be found beside the track running north
alongside Bothwell Water. It does not have any antiquarian
associations but I've simply included it here out of interest.
Take a minor road north of Cranshaws leading to Bothwell. Just
before Crichness a farm track heads up the Bothwell Water towards
Crystal Knowe. Leave vehicle as noted below and proceed on foot
upstream following the rough track. The stone is located just
beyond the rocky scarp face on the right.
At side of road on either side of bridge noted above. Please take
care not to block any farm access. Note the ground may be wet and
muddy, so be careful not to get your vehicle bogged down!
When checking out 056 Stones,
Bothwell Water, I immediately noticed this large
"pebble" sitting beside the track. What is most
noticeable is how well weathered the stone is when compared to
the other stones in the area, most of which have sharp but
rounded edges. This stone is very well rounded indeed. I'm not
sure if it's a glacial erratic or of local volcanic origin.
However, it does compare well to another, even larger, stone
I've seen in Edinburgh - See 019 Holyrood
Park, which I believe is of volcanic origin.