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Loch Rinnie Mote and the Hole Stone

Walk No: Glenkens 79

Start: Park by the telephone box on A702 Dalry-Moniaive Rd., near Craigmuie.

Finish: Park by the telephone box on A702 Dalry-Moniaive Rd., near Craigmuie.

Notes: A short walk to examine the antiquarian features of this area.

• Distance: 1 miles

• Height Gain:
• Approx. Time: 1hours

• Relevant Map:
• Terrain: Tracks.
• Toilets: None available.

• Refreshments: None available.

Route Description
1. Follow the track as it leads past a row of three houses and cross over the bridge turning L alongside the burn and over the cattle grid. The obvious twin mounds of the motte and bailey are evident on the R. The track swings R around the mounds and a small gate allows access. Take the grassy track off L. After a short distance a square stone sits a few meters back on the L. Strike off L here for a very short climb up onto the hill top. A curious standing stone about one meter high can be found which used to have a hole through it. Sadly, in recent times this has been damaged, but it’s position can still be seen.

2. A chapel used to stand in this area but very little remains of it’s existence. For such a small hill this is a great vantage point and gives a birds eye view of the old motte. Descend onto the track turning R for the start point.