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Clach Stein

Standing Stones


Visited 31.5.12

My most northern site visit on the Outer Hebrides – a good one too!

Take the A857 north to Port Nis and then take the B8014 turning just before the harbour. You can park near the house which has the track running alongside it which leads to stones – 1 minute walk. There is a signpost for the Dun (which I didn’t have time to walk to) and the stones can be seen from the road, in front of the water tower.

As I walked over to the stones a farmer appeared with a trailer load of peat. He smiled and waved as he unloaded the peat into a big pile behind the house.

One stone is 1.5 metre high x 1 metre wide. ‘Hairy’ lichen covered the stones.
The other stone is about 1 metre square – covered on quartz.

If you ever get this far north check these stones out – well worth the minimal effort.
Posted by CARL
4th July 2012ce

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