As the days lengthen and the skys brighten, there is no better time to shake off the last of winter and emerge blinking in the cautious spring sun. And what could be more fun than exploring ancient and neolithic standing stone sites? Spring's often the best time to see these sites, associated as they are with fertility and sun worship. Plus, bonus...healthy fresh outdoor air.
Julian Cope has assembled what many believe to be the definitive gazetteer of ancient sites and their associated folklore at The Modern Antiquarian. But to get a real feel for the enthusiasm he brings to what many could view as "collections of boulders"...check out his arcaheological rock n roll road trip from the BBC a good few years back.
There are plenty of neolithic/ancient sites within travelling distance of Inverclyde which we'll flag up over the next wee while, but we will also be showcasing a few places that are just a pleasant walk with some equally pleasant folklore. Auld Dunrod's facebook page will be glad to see yer photies and hear yer stories from wherever.