Isle of Albion
Small stone circle paired with Girdle Stanes.
Photographed: Thursday 8th July 2010
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Loupin Stanes is a small stone circle, approximately 10 meters in diameter. It consists of 12 stones, situated on an artificial platform above the banks of the River Esk. Ten of the stones are quite small, rising to no more than about two feet. The two remaining stones are larger, rising to around 5 feet.

Loupin Stanes is initially underwhelming, but the circle does posses a certain charm, and the surrounding views of the Esk Valley greatly enhance the atmosphere.

A second stone circle - Girdle Stanes - is situated along the bank of the river, a few minutes away from Loupin Stanes. The proximity of this second (more impressive) site makes this beautiful location well worth a visit.