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Long Cairn

Nearest Town:Lerwick (25km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU2480851533 / Sheet: 3
Latitude:60° 14' 51.56" N
Longitude:   1° 33' 6.6" W

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Visited 14.6.12

On the junction of a minor road south to the village of Walls off the main A971

Very easy site to access being right next to the road.
You just need to hop over the fence.

This cairn is well mangled and has now been reduced to a low mound of stones.
There are many large stones and countless smaller ones.

Two modern (Second World War?) ruined round stone buildings stand right next to the cairn – no prizes for guessing where they got the stone from!

Canmore states:
‘By 1931 the Long Cairn was already much disturbed and the interior completely destroyed. The Long Cairn was further reduced during the war so that the edges are now very indefinite. The site is merely a litter of stones – 2ft maximum height. It appeared to have measured 140ft NE/SW with a max width of 47ft’.
Posted by CARL
24th July 2012ce