The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Machars

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Published 10/27/2015

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The Machars is the name given to the triangular promontory south of Newton Stewart. This is an area of pretty rolling farmlands, yellow-gorse hedgerows, rich grazing for dairy cattle, and stony prehistoric sites. Fields are bordered by dry stane dykes (walls) of sharp-edge stones, and small hills and hummocks give the area its characteristic frozen-wave look, a reminder of the glacial activity that shaped the landscape.

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Published 10/27/2015

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