The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Romesdal Bridge



My obsession with the end of roads has landed me in all sorts of bother before, normally concerning the state of the road. This time slightly different. From the cairn at Eyre Manse I headed back onto the A87, headed towards Uig before taking the minor road to Romesdal Mill. After asking permission to park I left, leaving A and B to admire the mill and scenery.

The owner at the house said walk along the shore and I'd reach my destination. She didn't know about the ancient monument she could see from her kitchen window. She also omitted mentioning the River Romesdal.

Luckily after falling in a hole of water earlier, the boots were replaced with the wellies. A short walk from cottage to river, and fortunately there appeared to some stones to jump onto. Job done I skipped across the river, climbed up a wee slope, opened a gate and walked straight to the cairn.

This is a well shaped cairn with fantastic views, Dun Cruinn, various Cuillins and ancient sites everywhere else, wonderful. Even better the site appears undamaged, apart from some houking in the centre, sitting at 21m wide being 2m tall. Kerbs do appear surrounding the site but most a grass covered. Cairn material pokes it head thru all over. Little known, it gives a resonably close neighbour a run for its money.

This was the last site of the day so quickly back to the car and up to Uig for something to eat before finding our accomodation near Duntulm. Quickly became slowly as the stones that had marked the crossing point had vanished, the tide had come in. Trying to cross I found the wellies weren't going to be high enough so upstream I went and found a place with plenty rocks to jump onto and get across. No falling into the deep pools for me.

With Highland Cattle safely in the next field, I made my away across a field to come out a little way west of the Romesdal Mill.

A great day rummaging around on the way to Uig.

Visited 19//7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th August 2019ce

Comments (0)

You must be logged in to add a comment