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Nearest Town:Lerwick (12km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU45375350 / Sheet: 3
Latitude:60° 15' 48.76" N
Longitude:   1° 10' 47.88" W

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Next to a minor road off the B9075

Due to time constraints I settled for a road side view.
The Cairn is easily seen from the road.

Canmore states:
‘A denuded cairn with affine marginal setting of large stones lies about 300 yards west of Loch of Benston. It has a diameter of about 26 ft. It cannot be determined if the cairn was chambered. The surrounding enclosure is almost certainly a field wall, not associated with the cairn’.
Posted by CARL
23rd July 2012ce