Watenan, East

Stone alignment and cairn. View from the south east (Scale 1m).


Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31717 42050
Lat 58.36167267   Long -3.16872251



Type: Multiple Length: 40m
No. of stones: 8 Size of stones: Only small
Orientation: 150° Altitude: 112m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  –
Notes: 4 rows. The tallest stone stands 0.29m high. Dense heather partly obscured the stones in September 2016.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No


Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Edge set slab pointing at the small cairn on the horizon. View from the south east (Scale 1m).

Edge set slabs forming part of the alignment in the area where an historic  holloway cuts through the rows. View from the east (Scale 1m). 

Two slabs and the associated skyline cairn. Dense heather made it difficult to locate the stones during the field visit. Only eight stones were found (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at ND 31885 40851. Follow the signposting to the Cairn O’Get. At ND 31523 40988 follow the track north to ND 31713 42049. After visiting this row it makes sense to have a look at Watenan, West also. Watenan, West is only about 400m away to the north west but the ground is uneven and care should be taken to avoid the frequent boggy areas.

Online Resources 

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