Glassel Dam Wood Stone Circle
Glassel Dam Wood Stone Circle
The small stone circle of Glassel Dam lies in a Forestry Commission plantation just north west of Banchory. The circle is composed of 5 stones, arranged in an oval shape about 5.5 x 2.8 metres. The stones are of red ranite, and range from 0.84 metres to 0.99 metres high.
A large boulder, which may be associated with the circle, lies about 3 metres away. The circle at Glassel Dam marks the transition period between older recumbent stone circles and later '4 poster' circles. The site is best accessed off a minor road running north from the A93 at Bridge of Canny. Stop at a private entrance and follow a track west through the trees. The historic house of Craigievar Castle is just 6 miles away.