Kipps Farm, Torphichen.
Said to be the remains of a Druid's Temple where sacrifices were
made in ancient times, being composed of 5 large stones
suggestive of a cromlech and with numerous other stones around
the base. While this romantic image would be preferable, in
reality, the stones are probably just natural erratics or were
placed there during field clearance but it would be nice if
archaeological investigation would prove otherwise!
Kipps Farm can be found to the west of the road between Linlithgow
and Bathgate, opposite Beecraigs Country Park.
Ask at the farm for permission to park.
A local to the area that I met at Cairnpapple mentioned
that courting couples who reach through the gap between the
stones, may be granted good luck. However, this has not been
substantiated and I wonder of they were having "that
strange guy" on a bit.
I had spotted this jumble of stones on an earlier visit but was
not sure if it was genuine or not as it looks suspiciously like
a pile of boulders dumped from field clearance. The RCAHMS state
the stones are natural, probably glacial erratics. Various
writers have claimed the structure to be the remains of a Druids
Temple, a stone circle, and a cromlech. I wonder?