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Sutton Walls (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Sutton Walls</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th August 2019ce

Cnoc Na Cairidh (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Visited: June 25, 2019

Rising steeply on the east bank of the Bay River, at the point where it debouches into Loch Bay, stand the remains of a small dun. Little in the way of structure remains: boulders just peeping from the turf on the seaward side hint at a possible defensive wall, as does a line of largely buried boulders curving round the eastern flank. Otherwise, this is just a grassy mound, falling steeply to the north and west, but down easy slopes elsewhere.

To access this site, head north from Fairy Bridge on the B886 for almost exactly 3 kilometres where, at NG272544, an unsugnposted, unclassified road leads off to the left towards the tiny community of Bay. Follow this road for about 600 metres to its end, where there is space to park. A gate leads to a path down to the coast. You can either follow the coastline, or head directly over easy grassy terrain towards Cnoc Na Cairidh.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
12th August 2019ce
Edited 13th August 2019ce

Cnoc Na Cairidh (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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12th August 2019ce

Rubha Bhidein (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Coming from the north take the first minor road heading east from the A865 as you arrive in Gramisdale, Benbecula. I went to the end of the road and was given permission to park.

On a sunny this is a beautiful place, on a dreich Scottish day it felt eerie almost ghost like. What is left of the circle is set in a boggy field, the most visible remnant being the solitary standing stone, several stones are fallen, some are broken and a couple look like they have dumped there. I counted 6 which I thought might be part of the original circle, the rest seemed iffy to me.

Still well worth a visit, the sole standing stone likes company :-)

Visited 21/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12th August 2019ce

Gunisary Bay (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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12th August 2019ce

Huesby Dolmen (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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12th August 2019ce

Scurlocksbush (Bullaun Stone) — Images

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11th August 2019ce

Ballybrack (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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11th August 2019ce

Bamburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Bamburgh Castle</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11th August 2019ce

Skara Brae (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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11th August 2019ce

Suederbrarup Grabhuegel Kummerhy (Stone Circle) — Images

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11th August 2019ce

Lamstedt (Passage Grave) — Fieldnotes

Lamstedt is a very well-preserved passage grave with a trapezoidal layout consisting of 8 support stones and one endstone on the broad end side (the other is missing). On the support stones are still three huge capstones, the fourth lies broken in the southeastern chamber area. Clearly recognizable is an inward inclination of the supporting stones of the approximately four-meter-long chamber. A gap in the middle of the southwestern long side marks the entrance.

The passage grave is located in a clearing in the forest of Westerberg north of Lamstedt. You drive on the K21 from Lamstedt in the direction of Wingst. Approximately 500 m after passing the Steingarten Westerberg, a sign shows the way to the right in the forest and you can park your car. Follow the forest path straight on and after about 150 m you will pass a nice burial mound on the right, before turning right onto the forest path after approx. 450 m (from the road). After another 60 meters the tomb is on the right side in a small clearing.

Visited June 2019
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
11th August 2019ce

Dun Ban (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

A squelchy walk of about a 1/2 mile along the cliff top from Dun Hornary leads to the better known Dun Ban.

Although it is overgrown the walls are clearly visible and still stand at around 2m in height. It is described as a galleried dun or Broch. Fortunately the causeway can be seen clearly in some pics on the Canmore page. With the weather beginning to close in my pics show dark water but show the beginnings of the causeway. I'd the walking boots on as the wellingtons were still recovering from their exploits in Skye or I would have been tempted to walk across. Apparently it is shallow on the south and deep to the north, so maybe next time.

An impressive site, impressive loch.

Visited 21/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11th August 2019ce

Bamburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Images

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10th August 2019ce

Munkwolstrup Langbett 1 (Long Barrow) — Images

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10th August 2019ce

Caolas Fhlodaigh (Promontory Fort) — Images

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9th August 2019ce

Dun Ban (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Links

Canmore


Field notes and several great pictures/photos.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th August 2019ce

Loch Hornary (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

With the weather on the turn we headed south on the A865 until the signpost indicating Grimsay/Griomasaigh (Norse - Grim's Island), one of the islands connected by the causeways. Turn east along the minor road until the first signs of rock blasting on the north side. There is a place to park on the south side of the road, the beginnings of an old track.

I headed back north west on the edge of the cliff overlooking Loch Hornary, on a sunny day this a beautiful place (as we saw a few days later) but on this day it was very cloudy but still not raining. The main causeway is on the north side of the island and it looks like the beginnings of another heading to the south. Complex causeways are not unusual on these islands. The four stones set on edge mentioned by Beveridge can be seen in the second of photos towards the left side (west).

Beautiful place on a sunny day, beautiful place on a stormy day.

Visited 21/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th August 2019ce

Caolas Fhlodaigh (Promontory Fort) — Images

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9th August 2019ce

Carnan Nan Long (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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9th August 2019ce

Suidheachadh Sealg (Stone Circle) — Images

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9th August 2019ce
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