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Dun Bornasketaig

Stone Fort / Dun


Visited: May 16, 2014

Dun Bornasketaig stands on a 30 metre high flat-topped rocky knoll set back about 100 metres from the pebbly shoreline to the northwest of Kilmuir. Much robbed of stones to build nearby settlements, the remains of the broch now consist mainly of a grass-covered saucer on the summit of the crag. Judging by the depth of the central hollow, it seems likely that several courses of walling still lie hidden beneath the turf, although just the odd stone protrudes to the surface.

There is a space for cars at the end of the easternmost of the two roads that head north through Kilmuir towards the community of Bornesketaig (sic). Head westwards along the coast till you encounter a stout fence with a gate in it. After passing through the gate, the top of the broch is just visible on the horizon between the rising terrain to left and right.

Note: The road farther west does not provide access to the coast and broch. Progress is blocked by fences, and a polite 'No walkers please' notice.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
24th May 2014ce
Edited 26th August 2018ce

Comments (2)

Your getting affa clever with pics in fieldnotes. Great stuff Les. :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th May 2014ce
The pics are Google Static Maps. All you need is to add an IMG HTML sequence to your text ... and bingo! LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
25th May 2014ce
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