Region : Grampian Home
District : Gordon Map
Town or village : Alford List
Grid Reference : NJ 617 198 Glossary
Period : Prehistory Bibliography
Cothiemuir Wood

Cothiemuir Wood image

This recumbent stone circle lies in a clearing among the trees in Gordon district. The circle stones are of red granite.
The huge basalt recumbent is 4.2m long and it weighs more than 20 tons. The two flankers are 2.7m and 2.9m high with rectangular and triangular cross-sections.
On the recumbent's outer face are some probable cupmarks, locally known as the 'Devil's Hoofmarks'.
At the centre of the circle there are some loose stones and a granite slab covering a burial pit.