The western part of Learable Hill Row 1. View from south west (Scale 1m).
A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 83m long, including at least 41 small and medium-sized stones arranged in 3 or possibly 4 separate lines situated at the eastern end of a gently sloping terrace overlooking the Strath of Kildonan. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and is associated with a number of small cairns which may be broadly contemporary. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, a standing stone, stone circle and further cairns.
|Scotland||Sutherland||Northern Scotland||NC 89209 23546|
|Lat 58.18687785 Long -3.88596826|
Map showing the location of Learable Hill, Row 1.
Plan of the Learable Hill stone alignments. (Source: Survey by Royal Commission). Original available here.
|Type: Multiple and double||Length: 83m|
|No. of stones: 41||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 60°||Altitude: 164m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: No|
|Context: Cairns, standing stone, stone alignments and stone circle|
|Notes: Three or possibly four rows along south western length and double along the north eastern length. The tallest stone is 0.65m high.|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
View from above and south west (Scale 1m).
Widespread views are available from these rows. Sadly at the time of the visit conditions were unsuitable for a proper examination but distinctive peaks at the limit of visibility may prove a fruitful avenue for future enquiries.
Car parking is available at NC 90042 23237. From here carefully cross the suspension bridge across the River Helmsdale. Follow the path to the railway crossing. Ensure there are no trains coming before crossing and make sure the gates are carefully closed. Follow the path up the hill to NC 89373 23682 and then walk south west for about 200m.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pgs. 130 and 224.
VISITED:- 1st September 2016
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 2nd January 2018