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Loch Hornary (Grimsay)

Stone Fort / Dun


With the weather on the turn we headed south on the A865 until the signpost indicating Grimsay/Griomasaigh (Norse - Grim's Island), one of the islands connected by the causeways. Turn east along the minor road until the first signs of rock blasting on the north side. There is a place to park on the south side of the road, the beginnings of an old track.

I headed back north west on the edge of the cliff overlooking Loch Hornary, on a sunny day this a beautiful place (as we saw a few days later) but on this day it was very cloudy but still not raining. The main causeway is on the north side of the island and it looks like the beginnings of another heading to the south. Complex causeways are not unusual on these islands. The four stones set on edge mentioned by Beveridge can be seen in the second of photos towards the left side (west).

Beautiful place on a sunny day, beautiful place on a stormy day.

Visited 21/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th August 2019ce

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