This site is located some distance
away from the nearest parking and the use of a mountain bike is
suggested. Locations marked with this symbol will generally have
access along un-surfaced roads.
Sites marked with this symbol
may be difficult to find, mainly due to concealing vegetation such
as grass or trees. A GPS may be useful but limited in urban areas
where signal reception may be reduced.
Many of the sites in Ancient
Stones are located in some quite difficult terrain. This symbol
indicates that the route to the stone involves some steep
This symbol denotes a site where a
long or difficult walk is required to reach the location. Good
stout footwear is recommended and terrain may be rough, wet or
strenuous. Distances usually more than 1 mile.
This symbol denotes a site that
that can be generally accessed without difficulty. Conditions
underfoot will be easy and across level or undulating terrain.
Strong footwear not usually required.
Used for sites where the
stones can be easily seen from the roadside or inside a vehicle.
The site may not be immediately apparent but can be seen with the
naked eye. Binoculars often useful.
Used to denote a site that offers
a good viewpoint of the surrounding area. May also indicate that
the site is exposed and that proper outdoor clothing may be
required depending on weather conditions.
This symbol denotes a location
situated in water. The stone may not be visible or accessible
depending tide or river conditions. Caution advised when visiting
these sites. Check tide tables beforehand.
Sites in care of national body
such as Heritage Scotland. There may also be an information plaque
in position close to the stone. Sites with this symbol do not have
any access restrictions or entry fees.
Parking readily available on or
near the location and generally within 1 mile. Sites that do not
have this symbol will have limited or restricted parking facilities
at or near the location.
This symbol denotes a site where
wheelchair users are able to get close to the stone or at least
view the stone from nearby. Terrain is generally suitable of
unaided access on smooth tarmac surfaces.
The information symbol
indicates that additional information may be found at the location.
This will usually be in the form of a metal plaque or notice board
located close by.