Wormy Hillock Henge Monument
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
As for the henge, it is composed of an earthen bank and inner ditch enclosing an area about 16.5 metres in diameter, within which is a platform 6 metres across. In the south east corner is a single entrance through the bank.
A few miles away is the prehistoric hill fort of Tap O' Noth, and in the village of Rhynie are several symbol stones.
It takes a bit of determination to find the henge. Three miles south of Huntly, on the A97, turn west on the minor road to Mytice, where the road turns to a track at Clashindarroch Forest. From Mytice there is a 2 mile walk straight ahead on the forest track to Finglenny. Just past Finglenny, immediately before the track crosses Ealachie Burn, turn right onto a second track leading up the burn for 50 metres to the henge.
Or, if you don't want to go to all that fuss, there is a model of the henge at the intriguing Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Oyne, near Insch.
About Wormy Hillock Henge Monument
Address: Clashindarroch Forest, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: In Clashindarroch Forest plantation, a 2 mile walk on a forest track past Mytice, off the A97
Photo Credit: jake williams, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Tap O' Noth Hill Fort - 2.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Rhynie Symbol Stones - 4.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Beldorney Castle - 4.2 miles (Castle)
Auchindoir, St Mary's Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Cabrach - 5 miles (Countryside)
Leith Hall - 5.7 miles (Historic House)
Auchindoun Castle - 7.5 miles (Castle)
Brander Museum - 7.5 miles (Museum)
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