Walking around Kilmartin Glen

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One of the most dramatic prehistoric landscapes in Britain lies in Kilmartin Glen. Sharon Webb’s In the Footsteps of Kings (Kilmartin Museum, red. ed. 2013) provides some 25 walks to explore the glen’s heritage. This includes the burial mounds, standing stones, rock art as well as Carnassarie Castle and the Crinan Canal. And those looking for beavers in nearby Knapdale also have a suggested route. This is a beautifully produced book with clear maps and colour photographs. It is an essential purchase for getting the most out of this part of Scotland.

For other prehistoric landscape walks in Britain see Stonehenge and Avebury.

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  1. […] Dr Sharon Webb, Director and Curator of the Kilmartin Museum, has been honoured in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for services to heritage and archaeology in Scotland. The museum sites in the heart of an archaeologically rich landscape with numerous prehistoric monuments (e.g. Dunchraigaig Cairn; Kilmichael Glassary Rock Art; Temple Wood) as well as medieval (e.g. Keills Chapel; Sculptured Stones) and industrial (e.g. Crinan Canal) features. Webb has written an instructive guide to the area, In the Footsteps of Kings. […]

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