Taking a clock-wise route around Rousay from the ferry on the B9064 (as most people do) this is the first site you come to.
The site is signposted and has a small parking area.
A rough stony path leads up to the Chambered Cairn. It is only a short walk.
Myself and Dafydd pulled back the heavy wooden door and we climbed down the loose metal ladder.
I sat on the stone shelf in a side chamber and all was silence. It was very atmospheric.
I looked around and admired the stonework and the bright green lichen covering the stones.
The second, lower chamber is accessed from the opposite side by sliding back a metal hatch.
This chamber is small, damp and muddy but equally finely constructed.
This is an excellent site to visit and affords cracking views over to the other islands.
I watched a ferry plying its trade in the distance.
One of many ‘must see’ sites on Rousay.
Posted by CARL
11th July 2012ce