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Gleann Bianasdail

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<b>Gleann Bianasdail</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (15.10.2013)
Nearest Town:Ullapool (30km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NH01576618 / Sheet: 19
Latitude:57° 38' 30.62" N
Longitude:   5° 19' 30.02" W

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Photo of hut circle on Canmore.

On a terrace on a S-facing slope at the SW end of Gleann Bianasdail, beside the footpath to the summit of Slioch, there are the bracken-covered remains of a hut-circle, overlain by a shieling-hut and a small pen. The hut-circle measures 8.6m in diameter within a wall spread to 1.3m thick. No outer face is evident, but parts of the inner face survive, especially on the W and N, consisting of edge-set sandstone blocks up to 0.6m high, while a robber trench marks the line of that face on the S and E. Within the hut-circle there are the footings of a subrectangular shieling-hut, aligned NNW-SSE, and immediately beyond the robbed SSE arc of the hut-circle there is a small pen constructed of large stones.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th December 2013ce