004 The Borestone,
Tulliallan Wood, Culross.
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.
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.
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.
The stone may be associated with
musters during the Riding of the Marches from Kincardine.
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.