Clach Na Criche (The Wishing Stone) – Argyll and Bute, Scotland - Atlas Obscura

Clach Na Criche (The Wishing Stone)

An ancient stone wall formed by lava that was a frequent stop during funeral marches.  

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This stone was formed more than 50 million years ago by lava rolling down the hill and into the ocean. It formed with a hole straight through its center and became a stopping point during funeral processions among the native population for centuries. Legend has it that if you fill your mouth with water from the local spring, climb through the hole three times without touching the sides or swallowing the water, a wish will be granted. Oddly enough, it seems to rain whenever someone attempts to climb to the top to have their picture taken atop the wall. 

Know Before You Go

The road to get here is a single-lane, two-way road, so there isn't much walking room. Keep your eyes peeled. You'll need your own vehicle because it's up in the highlands where no buses or taxis run.

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