After a steep walk up the mountains from the village of Boot, Burn Moor flattens out into a broad expanse of scrubby highland grass, boggy mosses and rock outcrops. In these bleak open surroundings the remains of a prehistoric settlement have been discovered, and the people who lived there also left the remains of no less than five stone circles.

Bratts Hill Multiple Circle

Bratts Hill, pictured above is quite ruinous, but still a fascinating and complex site. There is an outer ring of stones, all under 1 metre in height, which surround five cairns. Burl records that these each had kerbs of 14 stones. Excavation discovered burnt remains of bones and deer antler.