Craigywarren : Standing Stone

CountyAntrim
Grid RefD 123 080
Longitude6° 14' 56.17" W
Latitude54° 54' 25.14" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBroughshane (2.9 Km)
OS Sheet9
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 1st December 2002

This one is not marked on the map, but you can't miss it whilst driving past. It is a short (1.2m), squat and stocky thing, that quite wonderfully seems to look totally different from every angle.

If you stand by the stone and look past the big, horrible farmhouse you can see the beautiful volcanic core that is Slemish on the horizon. A great location!

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Directions

From Ballymena take the A43 north. 800m after pasing beneath the motorway two roads go off to the left, take the second of these. After 2km you will see the stone in a field on the right hand side of the road.

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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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