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Innisidgen Lower

Chambered Cairn


It all got a touch confusing trying to find this place, I couldn't work out which turning to take off the main road, in the end a passing walker asked if we needed any help, to which I jumped at. He directed us down Pungies lane, then turn right onto McFarlands down, after about a hundred yards of rough cobbley track you come to a sign Left to Bants Carn and right to Innisidgen. We took the bikes with us as far as we could then left them and walked on down the footpath along past the beach, passing a rather redundant Innisidgen sign, a single path, with no turn offs, and half way along it is this daft sign pointing the only way you can go anyway. It should have been back along the track where it would have been informative and helpful.
And we're there, we sit on the dry mossy grass next to the chamber, have an eat and drink, and wonder at our surroundings, I have to keep pinching myself and reminding myself that were still in England, in England, but this definitely isn't Crewe Toto.

The whole mound and chamber are built upon a slope just above the sea line, the chamber is open at both ends, and only two capstones remain. Some big white kerb stones are showing.
It's a great little tomb, but overshadowed somewhat by the wondrous surroundings, I've not got much connection with the coast or beaches, but this place is lovely, but not quite as lovely as Upper, up there, but it's not visible from here because of the verdant growth of ferns, but I can see the rocks that overlook it.
postman Posted by postman
3rd August 2015ce
Edited 3rd August 2015ce

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