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Ballochmyle Cup and Ring Markings


This cliff face site was rediscovered in the 1980's, and consists of an abundance of cup and ring markings and other more obscure symbols.

The site was obviously important to our distant ancestors, and as yet no real explanation has been forthcoming on the nature of the markings.

They probably date from the Neolithic period, although rock carvings in general are difficult to date without further archaeological evidence.

The carvings are very fragile and should not be touched.

Directions: Site reached from a footpath opposite the golf course off the A76 near Mauchline.


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