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Ceann Hulavig

Stone Circle


Visited 30.5.12

Day 5 of the holiday and my first day on Lewis.
And as we all know Lewis means one thing – Callanish!
We were staying in Callanish so no prizes for where we headed straight for!
But before heading for the main site we first stopped at Ceann Hulavig stone circle.

We parked on the verge of the B8011 south west of the circle. The stones could easily be seen from the road. I climbed over the fence and headed uphill as quickly as possible. Despite the dry weather the ground underfoot was spongy and I imagine in wet weather it would be very boggy.

As I got closer to the stones my excitement grew and my pace quickened.
WOW – what a great site – and I had it all to myself!

There are 5 stones still standing – each about 2 metres tall and covered in ‘hairy’ lichen.
I counted 4 stones in the centre of the circle which may be the remains of a cairn?

Despite being windy the sky was blue and both the sun and the moon were visible. There are sweeping views over the surrounding lochs and hills.

I thought this was an excellent site to see and would highly recommend a visit when visiting Callanish. If this is a ‘taster’ of what Callanish has to offer then I am in for a treat!
Posted by CARL
29th June 2012ce

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