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Craonaval North

Chambered Cairn

<b>Craonaval North</b>Posted by postmanImage © Chris Bickerton
Nearest Town:Uig (56km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NF832630 / Sheets: 18, 22
Latitude:57° 32' 45.1" N
Longitude:   7° 17' 47.25" W

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I think I parked where Greywether suggested, then took one of the dogs and walked up hill up the footpath, it's not a footpath those are seemingly rarer than stone circles on this island, but just go up hill. I was actually willfully ignoring these chambered cairns intending to only visit the very nearby stone circle, but I apparently went too far up the path because before I knew it a large grassy mound stood before me, I couldn't ignore it any more.
But time is still just as against me as it was yesterday, there is another ferry with my name on it for this afternoon, so I was quick.
The higher (altitude wise) of the two cairns is a large grassy mound with some large blocks of stone on the top, next to it is a few stones set kind off circularly, could be a hut circle, or another cairn inserted into the side of the big cairn.
Down hill, slightly, is another cairn, presumably of the chambered variety, but on the ground it's another grassy mound with a heavier sprinkling of masonry on top than it's nearest neighbor.
There are other chambered cairns and more stuff besides over the hill but i'm looking in the opposite direction, for a stone circle, there are more than a few stone circles on North Uist but Burl in his bible only mentions two, and one of them is before me, I can see a white stone from on top of the lower (altitude wise)cairn I'll head for that.
postman Posted by postman
6th August 2016ce
Edited 6th August 2016ce

There are several sites on the Craonabhal ridge - none spectacular in themself but together they made for an interesting afternoon's ramble.

In addition to this site, you can visit Craonaval, Loch Glen na Feannag, Oban Nam Fiadh, Ultach Fhinn, Leac A' Mhiosachan and Sornach a' Phobuill.

There is parking for two cars off the track at NF834634.

Craonaval North is the first site you come to in this group - some 200m to the right (W) of the gate at the top of the track.

It is the least interesting of the four chambered cairns in this grouping.

Visited 26 July 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
14th September 2004ce
Edited 14th September 2004ce