Many of the sites on the north hill are periodically closed off for the benefit of nesting Turns, so check with local sources before visiting if you want to see them.
Either way, be sure to head for the rocky outcrop on the south-eastern extreme of the island. A little poke around is amply rewarded: the image shows the best of four entrance graves on this narrow ridge, each with beautiful vistas behind.
Close by this chamber are the ruined cottages of the last people to live on Samson. The island was abandoned in the 19th century when almost all of the men were drowned while attempting to rescue people from a shipwreck.
In the background, can be seen field walls on the sands which are only uncovered at low tide. There are many field walls and hut circles to be seen at the lowest tide when it is posible to walk from Samson to Bryher and from Bryher to Tresco. (See entry for Lyonesse)
There are four entrance graves on the rocky summit of South Hill with a dozen or more on the North Hill. The two hills of Samson ar very similar to the Paps of Jura in Scotland and the Paps of Anu in Ireland.