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Cairn O' Mount (Round Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Nether Dumeath (Stone Circle) — Images

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Auchindoun (Hillfort) — Images

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Auchindoun (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

10/11/2018 – A good old castle in ruins is just great. This one at Auchindoun is well worth a visit. There’s a newish carpark now a short drive up the track from the main road. Location is wonderful with fine views of River Fiddich and surrounding hills. I was really taken aback by the size of the ramparts of the bivallate Iron Age fort, they are huge. The medieval castle in the middle of the fort is really fine as well, it took me back to visits to castles in Wales as a kid. Very exciting.

It was a lovely November day out with a walk in the Cabrach in the morning, then a visit here followed by a pop in to see Nether Dumeath stone circle on the way back. All in the fine company of Drew and co :-)

Ardlair (Stone Circle) — Images

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Cairnshee Woods (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Cairnshee Woods (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

28/10/2018 – I’ve not been here before, stupid me as the cairn is huge and pretty fantastic. Same starting point as Drew. Little bit tricky finding it. Don’t bother trying to follow the track on the OS map, it gets messy. Better really, once you're in the wood, just to head up, you get there in the end. From the photos on here the cairn looked big but it’s even bigger than I thought it would be. Really good and the location is lovely in open woodland. Well worth a visit.

Nine Stanes (Stone Circle) — Images

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Hill of Tuack (Stone Circle) — Images

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Tyrebagger (Stone Circle) — Images

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Bennachie — Images

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Forvie Kerb Cairns (Kerbed Cairn) — Images

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Allt Chrysal (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Allt Chrysal (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

06/09/2018 – Long day walk visiting the various tops on south Vatersay today. On the way back we just had to visit the wheelhouse at Allt Chrysal. I just love this place. We visit a lot of the old sites and every now and again we come across one that for some reason just grabs us and stays. Standing in the middle of the wheelhouse I felt very lucky to be back. A special place. It’s a site for daydreamers.

Cuithe Heillanish (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Dun A' Chaolais (Broch) — Images

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Breibhig (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Breibhig (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

05/09/2018 – We missed these stones last year. Looped walk from Castlebay over the tops of Hebhal and Hartabhal to visit them this time. The still standing one is just great. Close to 10ft tall I’d guess. Unlike its fallen comrade nearby, this one’s still hanging on. Maybe not as straight as it once was but it had a defiant air about it. Like it was nowhere near ready to be beat by the tag team of time and gravity. It was evening by the time we reached the stones. Meant a lot to get there. A happy visit. If you go to Barra these should be on your list of things to see, easy access by the way from the road.

Totronald (Standing Stones) — Images

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Totronald (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

04/09/2018 – These two decent sized and fine shaped stones some 10-15 metres apart are very nice. Easy access from the quiet road nearby. Lots of cows about but most seem quite friendly.

Breachacha (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Feall Bay (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Ben Feall (Cist) — Images

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Ben Feall (Cist) — Fieldnotes

04/09/2018 – Easy enough to get to. The walk up to the top of Ben Feall is quite short. Remains of a cist on the summit. What a view from the top. There’s a fort on the west side of the hill too. Well worth going for the walk alone. The beaches nearby are fantastic.

Getting about on Coll is a little tricky if you don’t bring your own car. No public transport so we took a brave/stupid decision to hire bicycles from the Post Office. I’d not been on one for well over twenty years but they say you never forget! The ride to and from the site was a little interesting to say the least but the roads are quiet so not much damage done. Think I’ll stick to walking from now on though.

Loch na Cloiche (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Druim An Airigh Fhada (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Druim An Airigh Fhada (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

03/09/2018 – Cairn marked on OS map 1:50000. Very overgrown now and not much to see. The view’s nice though.

Bernera (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Bernera (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

03/09/2018 – Easy enough to find as the summit has a phone mast on it now. Just head for that. The top has the remains of a cairn on it. Not much to see apart from two sides of a cist. I liked the place and the feeling of a wide open landscape is impressive from here.

Dun Anlaimh (Crannog) — Images

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Dun Anlaimh (Crannog) — Fieldnotes

03/09/2018 – Excellent crannog and remains of a curved causeway. Makes me wonder if the causeway was always just below the water and curved so only those living in the crannog would know the safe way to cross? Really liked this one. One thing worth mentioning is that it is a pig of a walk to get to. Underfoot very hard going on east side of the loch. We came from Ben Hogh and left NW to climb Cnocan na Ban. Tough day.

The name for this crannog - Dun Anlaimh might seem a little odd. This crannog is actual on Loch Nan Cinneachan not Loch Anlaimh to the south (which does have its only crannog). This crannog was named way back when the two lochs were just one, called Loch Anlaimh.
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