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Carnan Nan Long

Chambered Cairn


From Carnan Bhuide we headed back to the causeway and crossed into Baleshare. Follow the road until it ends, do not take the road that heads west.

Carnan Nan Long is a short walk east from the road end, there is a gate at the turning point. It must have been huge at some point as there is a massive footprint but it looks like a lot of stones have been carted way. (you pass a small ferm toun on the way to the site which might explain some it) It still sits at 26m by 20m wide and is almost 4m tall. A stone remains standing on the south side whilst on the north west side two large slabs are resting. Some erosion has happened to the north east.

Cracking position for a cairn, cracking site.

Visited 21/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th August 2019ce

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