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Dun an Sticir (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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18th September 2019ce

Loch Borve (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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18th September 2019ce

Beinn A'chlaidh (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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18th September 2019ce

Sgalabraig Souterrain — Images

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18th September 2019ce

Dun Grogary (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Dun Grogary appears to be on a promontory but it is a case of landfill being put in and around the causeway, traces of which can still be seen heading west to higher ground.

The site is 13m wide and 1.5m tall, the surrounding wall having fallen. Be sure if visiting this site you take appropriate footwear as the approach is extremely boggy.

From Dun Scarie follow the road as it briefly nears the coast and head back east. I parked at the stream at the north west of Loch Grogary.

Lovely site but boggy approach.

Visited 24/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th September 2019ce

Dun Scarie (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

The Iron Age people built a dun on the island in Loch Sgaraigh and later people used the site to build three further buildings.

Sadly not much else remains on the turf covered site except the causeway heading to the west, mostly submerged.

After Balranald on the A865, head north and take the first minor road heading west (this leads to a camp site). Loch Scaraigh is the first loch to the south, a track just beyond the loch on the minor road leads straight to the site.

Visited 24/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th September 2019ce

Craig Hasten (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

Up very early to start another day and a welcome visitor, the sun was shining :-)

Craig Hasten supposedly has a standing stone. I looked everywhere on the rocky crag but couldn't find anything, stones that looked fallen appeared, to me, to be bedrock. On the verge of giving up I decided to have a look over to the Atlantic on the crags North West side and came across which I assume is a natural feature.

It would be hard not to imagine this as a meeting place in ancient times, indeed it seems like the crag should have had a dun/fort/broch built on top as it is a superb defensive location. So I think the locals of the time must have treated this stone and area with some reverence. Local legend has this as the house of the fairies. Easy to imagine why, great views.

At Bayhead on the A865, near the petrol station, take the road heading past the school, take the first road heading west and keep going until the first sharp corner at the farm. Plenty room for parking.

Nice to see the stone but it almost defies belief that this area wasn't used for anything else.

Visited 24/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th September 2019ce

Dun Na Carnaich (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

A few metres from the standing stone is the ruinous chamber cairn, Dun Na Carnaich. Someone appears to have dug a hole straight through the middle of the site for quarrying and to add to the damage a fence has been plonked along its south edge. All along with the usual recycling of stones.

How anything survives is almost a miracle, it is almost 20m wide and at its tallest 2m. Two stones stand as an entrance and two remain upright belonging to the chamber, with several stones to making up the chambers sides.

Still one thing they didn't take away is the view and the channel to the Atlantic presumably the reason the structure was built.

Visited 23/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th September 2019ce

Craigenet (Cairn(s)) — Images

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16th September 2019ce

Craigenet (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

14/09/2019 - We've been visiting different Tumps in our patch over the last few years. It's a fine way to see new places. Bit tired at the moment so we didn't want anything too big today. A quick look at the map and Learney Hill looked about perfect for this morning.

Good parking at NJ 6496 0478, at track entrance off the B996 (There's a nice walk up Hill of Fare from here was well). The track heads west pretty much all the way. Just a short bash at the end to reach the top. We visited the trig on Ordie Caber first. It had been years since our last visit. No trees now, looked very different. I liked the top of Learney Hill, nice open woodland. I really struggled to make out any of the cairn beneath the modern one.

It's a lovely place for a walk.
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16th September 2019ce

Carnawaddy (Cairn(s)) — Images

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15th September 2019ce

Ravensdale Park (Passage Grave) — Images

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Midlum 2 (Passage Grave) — Images

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