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The Dwarfie Stane

Chambered Tomb


19/06/2013 - I don't know what I can add to the brilliant fieldnotes on here already but I feel I have to write something. This has to be one of the best sites I have ever been to in my life. The effort to get here is worth it, felt a bit like our own little pilgrimage.

We took the early ferry from Stromness to Moaness on Hoy. It was a beautiful morning as we walked the 3 miles or so along quiet roads to the Dwarfie Stane. The setting is lovely for the stone and we stood for awhile, just gazing at it and the surrounding landscape before entering. The feeling of calm inside is hard to describe. We sat and said little to each other. Time passed and we moved on.

Goes without saying, a must visit.

We looped back over Ward Hill with its incredible view over Orkney, back to the ferry.

A special day in my life.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
24th June 2013ce
Edited 25th June 2013ce

Comments (1)

You have been to some great places. The Dwarfie Stane certainly had that 'wow' factor for me as well. In an ideal world this would be a place everyone had the chance to visit once in their life. It is that good. Posted by CARL
25th June 2013ce
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