Ravens Rock : Stone Pair

Grid RefO 188 179
GPSO 18782 17883 (3m)
Longitude6° 13' 20.48" W
Latitude53° 11' 53.28" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKilmacanoge (6.8 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 6th June 2009

I'm not sure that these two stones count as a stone pair and probably should be classed as two standing stones that are quite close. Each stone stands at the north end of the northern-most of the two rock outcrops that form Ravens Rock.

Each stone is different. One is slightly pointed, while the other has a flat top. The latter has certainly been standing for a long time as the top edge has deep weathering.

Although obviously very natural, the two tors of Ravens Rock are very fortuatuosly placed as the Great Sugar Loaf Mountains lies to the southeast. The southern outcrop would be a lovely natural seat from which to watch the Winter Solstice sun rise!

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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