NS5876 : Auld Wives' Lifts - Craigmaddie Muir

taken 5 months ago, near to Blairskaith, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Auld Wives' Lifts - Craigmaddie Muir
Auld Wives' Lifts - Craigmaddie Muir
The folktale associated with the 'Auld Wives' Lifts'is that three witches wagered each other as to who could carry the heaviest stone in their aprons. Two put down their stones side by side. The third one capped their efforts by placing her stone on top of the other two stones. A variation of the same tale is that it was a trial of strength to see who could throw the farthest stone, and the biggest stone (weighing between 60 and 70 tonne) landed on top of the other two.

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Date Taken
Monday, 15 July, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 July, 2019
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5818 7647 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.6145N 4:16.3998W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5817 7645
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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