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<b>Barra</b>Posted by greywetherDun Bharpa © greywether
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Allt Chrysal Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Loch St Clair Chambered Cairn
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South Vatersay Cairn(s)
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Tigh Talamhanta Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Vatersay Stone Fort / Dun
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Vatersay Chambered Cairn

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Dun Cuier (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Dun Cuier</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Dun Cuier</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Dun Cuier</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Dun Cuier</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Dun Cuier</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th August 2017ce

Dun Cuier (Broch) — Fieldnotes

10/08/2017 – A linear walk today along the west coast near the top of Barra. Starting from Eoligarry, we visited Dun Scurrival first. After a quick bob up Beinn Eolaigearraidh Mhor we walked south along the beach at Traigh Eais. A rocky coastline led past Dun Chlif to Ben Cliad cairn. From here we climbed Beinn Chliad and then headed back to the beach near Cleat. Started getting tired by this point in the day and it had been a long week but I really wanted to see Dun Cuier broch so we pushed on up the road and then along the A888 to the cemetery just NW of the broch. There’s a gate here on the other side of the road and an old waymarked path leading to the site. I think it probably carries on to Dun Bharpa cairn.

If you only have time to visit one galleried dun / broch on Barra and Vatersay this is probably the one to go for. Easy access as well.

Located on a small rocky top, it has good views all round. Nice bits of wall still there and you can make out where the galley is. Section of scarcement on the inner wall also.

The various thoughts of what is a fort, dun, broch etc I find interesting and the discussion on Canmore about this site is worth a read (link below).

https://canmore.org.uk/event/587363

This was the last dun we visited on a great week on Barra and Vatersay. If you like a dun or two it's well worth coming for a trip to these islands. Lots to see and the scenery is lovely.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th August 2017ce

Ben Cliad (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Ben Cliad</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Ben Cliad</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Ben Cliad</b>Posted by thelonious<b>Ben Cliad</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
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