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Stone Circle


Visited: May 26, 2013

From NG 551 177 on the Torrin-Elgol road, shortly before reaching Kirkibost, a path leads off through a gate to the left (south) into the woodland that embraces the ruins of Kilmarie Stone Circle. There is sufficient space to park a car without blocking the gate.

Follow the path, which heads southeast, through a gate then across a high embankment (below which a stream flows through a culvert) till it divides after about 400 metres. Take the right-hand path, and the site of the stone circle is about 20 metres farther, on the right-hand side.

The site is clear of trees but rank shrubs and vegetation make it difficult to view. There are several large stones as well as a nice pair of small upright stones to the north of the site. No actual circle can be discerned now as everything has been much disturbed.

RCAHMS suggests that the site may in fact have been a hut circle.

A bonus is to be had if you follow the path almost to the coast then branch left when you exit the woodland above the foreshore. A walk of a kilometre or so brings you to the rather splendid Dun Ringill.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
2nd June 2013ce
Edited 5th June 2013ce

Comments (2)

Les... if you get around to visiting the Cnocan nan Gobhar cairn I'd be very interested in that, too. I was going to have a look Thursday just gone but got diverted elsewhere by the great weather.
2nd June 2013ce
I'm back home now but I'll be back in Skye in September - so I'll try and add it to my 'to do' list. I obviously wasn't far from it but at the end of a long day walking I didn't feel inclined to search the 'jungle'. LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
2nd June 2013ce
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