towards Machrie Bay and you will see a sign pointing down the farm track
towards the circles. Park just beyond this in the small space provided at
NR 895 330. When we went in July foot and mouth restrictions were still in
place but as long as you keep to the paths it is ok.
Farm Road Circle
first site you will come to is Moss Farm Road Circle which isnít part of
the Machrie Complex. It is, unfortunately, tightly fenced in which
detracts from the atmosphere and makes it a bit cramped to see it. The
setting is wonderful with excellent views all round. The stones are set in
a bank and there is a central cairn. Most of the stones are thin sandstone
slabs and the information board suggests it might have been a kerb cairn,
the OS map also marks it as a cairn.
the track and after about Ĺ mile the first of the Machrie sites comes
into view near the old farm buildings. On the way you will pas a ruined
chambered tomb and on both sides of the track are standing stones about
200 metres away. Under normal circumstances there could be hours of
pleasant walking to do around here.
Moss Farm Road Circle