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Midmar

The village of Midmar, by Echt.  Midmar Kirk features an impressive stone circle, including a giant 20 tonne recumbent stone some 15 ft x 4 ft in size. The recumbent circle is peculiar to the north east of Scotland and south west Ireland. Recumbent stone circles date back to approx 3000 BC.

Although the site was landscaped in 1914, much of the original stone circle still exists, with many stones standing over 8 ft tall.  Interestingly most recumbent stone circles are aligned with the winter solstice.  The surrounding hills at the Midmar Kirk obscure this, so the Midmar stones instead face the minor lunar standstill.

The neighbouring village of Echt has a number of prehistoric remains, including the so called Barmekin of Echt which is on a hill to the northwest. There is also the Cullerlie stone circle near Sunhoney Farm, which may date from the Bronze Age.

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The colours in this are great! commented Graham
Overlooking the obvious, it is a nice picture :) commented Rae
Great pic Jade. Armani would be proud of this one... commented Graham