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Loch Nan Cinneachan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Loch Nan Cinneachan (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

03/09/2018 – Interesting little area this overlooking Loch Nan Cinneachan. On a level terrace west of the crannog there is a couple of cairns (both with kerb stones showing) and a standing stone. The whole place has a feeling that it has been lived in over many years. A little tricky to get to, go on a dry day.

Clach na Ban-righ (Rocking Stone) — Images

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Clach na Ban-righ (Rocking Stone) — Fieldnotes

03/09/2018 - I'm sure this is the stone mentioned in Rhiannon's folklore post elsewhere that Mr giant threw up to Mrs giant.

It's just so fantastic I had to give it a little hug when I got there. It's massive and just resting on three little stones - impossibly wonderful.

A must see place.

If you are going or have been to Coll, Boswell and Johnson's accounts of their visit to the island are well worth a read.

Most of Boswell's accounts miss out details of his visit to the stone, just saying it did not repay the trouble in getting to it! Link to his full account - https://tinyurl.com/y733kfha
He measures the dimensions of the stone using his handkerchief! A technique I'm sure we have all used at some point in the past to measure stones :-)

Ben Hogh (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Ben Hogh (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

03/09/2018 - Afternoon walk up to the high point of Coll. The view from Ben Hogh is just wonderful and a must visit place when on Coll. It's an easy enough walk from the Hebridean Centre to the top. As well as the view you get an added bonus that the summit has a kerbed cairn. Trig has been plonked in the middle of it though. Kerb still showing best on the north side.

A fine place for a brew and bite to eat. Remember to walk a little way north to the rocking stone as well, it's fantastic.

(The actual top of Ben Hogh is some 500m SW of the trig and cairn)

Dun Na Cleite (Hillfort) — Images

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Dun Hiader (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Dun Hiader (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

02/09/2018 - Canmore describes this as a probable ground-galleried broch or oval dun. It's in a fantastic location and was probably my favourite of the sites on Tiree that we visited.

We approached down the hill from Carnan Mor. The weather was proper rubbish at this point. The two of us made a very wet climb up the craggy rock to have a look round the dun. Nice entrance and walls still in place. It's definitely a site to sit down and spend a few hours at but the rain just got the better of us and we had to move on all too soon which was a real shame.

The view out to sea and along the coast is great. The walk east to Hynish from here is very good.

Uamh Chaluim Chèaird (Cave / Rock Shelter) — Links

Canmore


Site record for Tiree, Balephuil Bay

Uamh Chaluim Chèaird (Cave / Rock Shelter) — Images

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Uamh Chaluim Chèaird (Cave / Rock Shelter) — Fieldnotes

02/09/2018 - The cave of Calum the tinker or something like that. Named after a traveller who used to stay here when visiting the island.

Canmore have this as a megalithic tomb and describe it as a maybe 'earth-fast dolmen'. I'm not so sure.

Still if you are in the area it's worth a look. The bay and the hills behind are very nice for a stroll.

Dun nan Gall (Cliff Fort) — Images

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Dun Hanais (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Dun Hanais (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

01/09/2018 - We approached the dun from the south. It's a lovely walk along the beach. There's a parking area to the south. Turn off the road at NL 9419 4428.

Not much to see of the dun. Very grassy. A few stones still showing. The walk's nice though.

Dun Mor Vaul (Broch) — Images

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Dun Mor Vaul (Broch) — Fieldnotes

01/09/2018 - Good parking at the end of the road to Vaul. There's a trigpoint there too if that's your thing (I like trigs). The broch is just a short walk to the west, easy going.

Dun Mor broch is really very good. Gallery and steps still in good nick. Scarcement ledge on inner wall and a nice guard cell as you enter.

Location is strong on a little knoll. Fantastic view out to sea.

I liked the site very much.

We walked on to see Clach a' Choire after. Well worth a visit too. Underfoot was OK but it took a little longer than I thought it would get there. Lovely area.

Clach a' Choire (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Dun Beag, Vaul (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Whitebridge (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Loch Ruthven (Crannog) — Images

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Tordarroch (Clava Cairn) — Images

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