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Dun Dearg

Stone Fort / Dun


Dun Dearg must have been some place when it was used as there is a huge amount of stones still partially built, some strewn, some made into a modern cairn and some have fallen over the southern cliff. It was from the south I made my ascend, a short but very steep climb up slippery rocks. However after about 15 minutes from the bottom I was looking south to the glorious view of Ardbeg Distillery.

The normal entry, nowadays, to the dun would have been from the north were the remains of walls can be still be seen. Some of the wall is made from massive blocks which lead to a small gap in the south east. In Iron Age times this would have been the most likely entry and it provided my path down, much safer than the path I took up. These walls protect the interior which would have been 21m by 14m.

This must have been a tremendous place, it still is. From the distillery at Ardbeg take the farm track to Callumkill. Pull in just before the farm, look north behind the houses and the modern cairn can be seen.

How you get up is up to you :-)

Visited 3/8/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th March 2019ce

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