Thorax Stone Circle

This dainty stone circle lies about 6 km by road northwest of Aberchirder. Take the B9023 north out of Aberchirder and head right at the Knowes of Elrick T-junction. About 2 km farther on take the minor road to the left and park on the verge near Newpark.

An excellent track heads uphill to the south, opposite Newpark: follow this until just before the belt of trees (see maps). Head left and walk around the belt of trees. Once clear of the trees, Thorax stone circle can be seen across the field.


Location of Thorax Stone Circle (OS)Location of Thorax Stone Circle (Google)
Thorax Stone Circle in its protective enclosure
Thorax Stone CircleThe heavily cupmarked stone