Temple Wood stone circles

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Temple Wood North stone circle

A good day for a walk in Kilmartin Glen and few folk around, so a chance to go and photograph the stone circles at Temple Wood. The two stone circles have a complicated history over several thousand years, but the North circle is thought to be the first on the site.

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Temple Wood South stone circle

The South circle has been variously a stone circle, a cist burial site and a cairn. The modern site has been reconstructed to show all three phases.

Spiral carving on standing stone at Temple Wood

Spiral carving on standing stone at Temple Wood

One of the stones in the South circle has a faint spiral carving on it – the low angle of the winter sun made it just about visible in relief.

For more information on Kilmartin Glen, the website of the Kilmartin Museum is the place to go – or it will be once the website is rebuilt. In the meantime, there’s always Wikipedia.

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