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Knowe of Yarso

Chambered Cairn


Visited 5.6.12

It’s a fair old hike uphill to reach this Chambered Cairn (15 minutes) but it is certainly worth the effort.
By the time I reached the metal door to the Cairn I was breathing hard.
I was glad I decided to leave Sophie and Dafydd in the car!

Although this site is better preserved than the Blackhammer Chamber Cairn it still suffers from the same lack of atmosphere.
This is of course due to the same large concrete cover/ lighting etc.

As with most of the sites I visited on Rousay I had the place to myself.

There are 9 standing stones remaining with the same bright green lichen prevalent.

This site is still worth visiting but you will need to be reasonably fit to do so.
Posted by CARL
11th July 2012ce

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