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009 Megget Stone, Meggethead, Megget.

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The Megget Stone can be see immediately north of the cattle grid on the narrow road between Megget and Talla Reservoirs. Its location on the watershed and present boundary between Selkirkshire and Peeblesshire would suggest it to be a boundary marker. The stone is a slab of local greywacke and reaches only 0.84m high, possibly broken in the past.

From the A708 Selkirk to Moffat road, turn onto a minor road at Cappercleuch heading for Tweedsmuir. The stone is at the highest point reached before dropping downhill to Talla Reservoir.

From the A701 Penicuik to Moffat road, turn onto a minor road at Tweedsmuir village. Continue along this road, pass Talla Reservoir and climb the very steep hill up Talla Linn. The stone is at the highest point reached before dropping downhill to Megget Reservoir.

There is space for a single vehicle at the cattle grid and there is also a small parking area further along the road in the direction of Talla Reservoir.

No specific folklore or other traditions have been found associated with this stone but it is likely that the spot would have been used as a meeting place or tryst, as are similar places throughout the Scottish Borders.

If you head for the Megget Stone expecting an impressive megalith, you will be disappointed for the stone is dressed and rather plain. However, what makes this place worth visiting is the scenery. Beautiful and clear in summer, spectacularly barren and bleak in winter. Make sure you stop at the small bridge over the Talla Water before you drop down to Talla Reservoir, the view is not to be missed.

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Quick Info
Type: Boundary Stone
Nearest Town: Moffat
Nearest Village: Tweedsmuir
Landranger Sheet 72
O.S. Explorer Sheet 330
Grid Reference: NT 1506 2026
GPS Reference: MEGGET

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Other Sites Nearby
080 Sacred Place, Talla Water, Tweedsmuir.
047 Peden's Pulpit, Gameshope, Tweedsmuir.

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