Yetnasteen Standing Stone
Yetnasteen Standing Stone
A solitary standing stone measuring over 7 feet in height. Unusually, the stone stands at the bottom of a hill, rather than in an exposed, elevated position where it might more easily be seen. Legend tells that on New Years Day the stone walks down to the nearby loch to drink.
With Yetnasteen that old saying that 'getting there is half the fun' is true! Though the path is signposted, it really does help to have a good Ornance Survey map along to make sense of the field boundaries and the direction you're supposed to be heading.

The name of the stone derives from Old Norse 'Jotunna-steinn', meaning 'Giant Stone', and when you see Yetnasteen it is easy to see why it was so named.

When you get close to the stone it doesn't at first appear all that impressive; it is only when you stand beside it that you realise just how high it is, and how large and heavy the stone. It must have ben an extremely difficult task to set the stone in place.

Getting there is half the fun!
Getting there is half the fun!
Approaching the standing stone
Approaching the stone
The stone from the side
The stone from the side
And from the other side!
And from the other side!
And the front view ...
And the front view ...