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Interesting combination of nature and culture

Nice location, quite easy to reach. Parking with pic nic area. Nice walk to enjoy nature and... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Ghentfreak
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Akureyri, Iceland
via mobile
Suitably low-key site

These are deeply mysterious sites and anyone who claims to understand them knows nothing. I was... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
John B
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The sight of all those ancient symbols carved on the bare rocks is a great experience and almost humbling. Nobody knows what they signify but they must have meant a lot to the unknown people who chiselled them out. The easiest way to see them...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Well signposted and so really easy to find. We did this walk quite late at night and it really added to the atmosphere. The site is very well described when you get there and written in a way that captures a child's imagination too. Only...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Nice location, quite easy to reach. Parking with pic nic area. Nice walk to enjoy nature and ancient rock carvings well protected. Information boards are very instructive. No real need for additional background information. Congratulations to "Historic Scotland" if you want to spend more time...More

Thank Ghentfreak
Reviewed 17 June 2017

These are deeply mysterious sites and anyone who claims to understand them knows nothing. I was pleased that there was not too much 'interpretation' . The marks are happily beyond our knowledge, but evoke a very ancient society that knew what they were doing, and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Surprising enough that the marks have survived the centuries - and exciting to see them after all this time. The view from the place is also nice and one may try to imagine how the people felt in this landscape. The rocks with the markings...More

Thank Jurgen2013
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely meandering walk through the woods and through history. Amazing cup rings in ancient rocks are a sight to behold.

Thank Pogwig
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I drove to the first car park and walked up a trail to the marks. It had been raining and was a bit of a rough trail. But easily achievable in sensible walking shoes. The rings and cup marks are amazing. I was really surprised...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Int is a short walk from the second car park to the stones bearing the cup and ring marks but those who complete will be well rewarded for their efforts.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Finding the best place to park isn't straightforward, but the top end of the forest walk is wheelchair friendly, so it's possible for almost anyone to reach these stones easily. Park at the right spot, past the depot, over the cross road and up the...More

1  Thank RobinFitz
Reviewed 27 May 2016

A good combination of a woodland walk with the added attraction of well-preserved cup and ring carvings. I was lucky enough to be on my own so was able to catch a sense of the timelessness of the landscape - though appreciated the decking and...More

Thank kpt1356
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