The last post mentioned that Robert Burns visited Croft Moraig stone circle over 200 years ago, showing that it was on the tourist trail even then! So I thought I'd share a photo of the central stones in the circle. An interpretation board at the site describes it as "a complex double stone circle" dating from "three phases of religious activity over 5,000 years ago".
It was first used for religious purposes around the time of the first farming communities in Scotland. Prior to that people had been nomadic hunter gatherers, leading a more nomadic lifestyle.
The stone circle is very close to the A827, just over 2 miles east of Kenmore (towards Aberfeldy) and there is a small lay-by (take care not to obstruct the track to the farm and forest). It is 1.2km (0.75 miles) off Day 1 of the Tay Ring (Aberfedly to Kenmore) – instead of going left at Tullichuil keep straight ahead and descend the track to the road.
If you want to walk to it from Kenmore, you can go most of the way through Taymouth Castle estate, though it still leaves 600m along the busy A827. From Kenmore village go through the arched gateway to Taymouth Castle and follow the drive past the front of the castle then turn right past the far end of the golf course and bend left along the drive to the east lodge. The stones circle is on the right, 600m further east along the road. It's about 5 miles there and back.
Submitted by: Felicity, Comrie