Stone, Loupin' Stanes, Eskdalemuir.
Between 003 Girdlestanes and 004 Loupin' Stanes, both stone
circles, can be found a number of large widely spaces erratic
boulders, some of considerable size. The largest is shown in the
photograph, with the Loupin' Stanes in the background and
measures 1.90m long x 1.50m wide x 1.10m high and is of an
irregular shape. It has been suggested that this and the other
stones nearby may once have formed an avenue of stones between
the two stone circles noted above. This stone is not recorded as
This stone is located off the B709 running south from Eskdalemuir
to Langholm and about 100m from the Hart Manor Hotel. Cross the
style and proceed across the field to the stones. Please note that
this field may contain livestock and dogs should be left
A small parking area exists just south of the above hotel, with
enough space for 2 or 3 vehicles. The stones are visible from
here. A style has to be crossed to reach the stones.
While it does take some imagination to see this alignment, it
does seem worthwhile documenting the possibility here as you
have to ask yourself why these stones have been left in-situ and
not removed from the field. There is a small knoll situated
between the two circles and the avenue would have lead over this
providing a possible "power" line for energy flowing
between the circles.