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Knock Ullinish



Failed visit 28.7.13

From Dun Beag car park head west (via gate) across the undulating, heather / fern clad open moorland. It is amongst that lot somewhere!

It was the end of a long and very wet day. The weather had deteriorated and it was not pouring down. There was a car full of tired and fed up people waiting for me.
I have to admit I only made a half-hearted search for this Souterrain amid the very bogy ground with waist high fern and heather. Needless to say I did find it.

One to visit in better weather and when has more time.

Canmore states:
‘On rough, rocky moorland about 400 yards W of the junction where the road to Ullinish Lodge branches off from the Dunvegan and Struanmore Road is a partly destroyed earth-house. The surviving portion consists of a straight narrow passage running roughly NE-SE, the side walls formed of good drystone building and the roof of stone lintels covered by about 1ft of soil. The gallery measures 18ft in length and where entered at the SW end 4ft in height and 2ft 7inches in width, broadening to 3ft about 6ft further in. The walls converge inwards slightly towards the top. There are indications that the souterrain has taken a distinct curve towards the south’.
Posted by CARL
16th August 2013ce
Edited 16th August 2013ce

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