Watenan Farm

View from the north (Scale 1m).

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 57m long, including at least 52 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines situated on a gentle south facing slope overlooking the Cairn O’Get. The row is orientated north east to south west, has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows and forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan.


Scotland Caithness Northern Scotland ND 31521 41209
Lat 58.35408547   Long -3.17180061

Map showing the location of Watenan Farm stone row.

Simplified plan of Watenan Farm stone row. Recumbent stones shown green. (Source: Survey by Alexander Thom reproduced by Freer, I.R. and Myatt, L.J. ).

Map showing the position of Watenan Farm, the other stone rows and other sites around Watenan (Source: Canmore). 


Type: Multiple Length: 57m
No. of stones: 52 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 22.5° Altitude: 102m
Upper end: – Lower end:
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Chambered cairn, cairns and stone alignments
Notes: 8 rows

Other Information

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


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


This stone row is of Type M10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


9th August 2014

Looking south along the rows (Scale 1m).

Looking north along the rows (Scale 1m).

4th June 2019

Looking south along the row (Scale 1m).

Pair of stones forming part of the row. View from west (Scale 1m).

View from north.

The northernmost stone. View from north (Scale 1m).

A pair of sea triangles and stone.

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 31554 41170. The row is a short distance away from the track on your left.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Canmore      Freer, I.R. and Myatt, L.J.

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 222.

Freer, I.R. & Myatt, L.J., 1982, ‘The multiple stone rows of Caithness and Sutherland, 2. Their description, 1’, Caithness Field Club Bulletin, 3 (3), 58-63.


VISITED:- 9th August 2014 and 4th June 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 21st November 2020

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