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Cladh Hallan Round Houses

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


Visited 16 August 2012ce while cycle-touring in the Outer Hebrides.

Just to pick up on greywether's comment about signposting, there is now a proper brown "tourist" sign on the B888 road in Dalabrog / Daliburgh to direct interested parties to the roundhouses, though as seems to be the norm on the islands this gives no indication of distance! After following a minor road / track almost to the modern-day burial ground of Cladh Hallan, a further footpath-style sign points the way to the roundhouses which lie a few minutes walk along a sandy track.

As for the roundhouses themselves, the southernmost has almost completely disappeared back into the dunes, but the central and northern houses are still visible as is the "smokery" just to the NE of the latter. Three interpretation boards have at some stage been set up on the rise overlooking the site from the N, but these have become detached from their supports (presumably blown off by the wind!) and now lie rather sadly, albeit neatly, on the ground.
1speed Posted by 1speed
20th August 2012ce

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