Stone of Setter
You don't have to travel far in Orkney to find a standing stone.
Places like the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness attract visitors from all over the world every year, with people keen to experience a walk around these ancient stone circles. But head further afield across the islands and you'll find individual monoliths towering over the landscape that are well worth seeking out.
One of the largest can be found in the island of Eday in Orkney's north isles. The Stone of Setter is an impressive and imposing stone, standing at more than four metres high. Spanning seven feet at its base, it stands proud at the north end of the island amongst an area rich with archaeological sites, including burial cairns.
The stone itself has plenty of character, having been shaped by thousands of years of wild weather. It's shrouded in lichen and moss and the conditions have given it a weathered and rippled appearance.
It's well worth the short hike to see, and Eday also offers some excellent walking and wildlife attractions, so make sure to pay this island a visit when you're in Orkney.