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Dun Na Doide

Hillfort

Fieldnotes

Just to the north of Doide (a small house) there is a suitable place to park near concrete structures used for agriculture, handy, because it is between the hill fort at Dun Na Doide to the south and the dun / fort at Dun A' Chaisteil to the north.

For Dun Na Doide I walked south past the house at Doide, entering a field heading south west towards the only hill next to the coastline in this area.

Despite all of the very wet weather the ground proved to be remarkably dry, marshier parts near the bottom hill can be crossed without getting to wet.

I approached from the northern end of the fort, an outer wall still exists, badly robbed. The best remains of wall at the fort are on the north west heading south looking onto Loch Sween. On the other side of Loch Sween are also many prehistoric sites.

The fort covered most of the hill top, being oval in shape with a single wall providing the defence. Probably the entrance was by the route taken from the north were a hollowed section is in place.

Good views north, on the banks of Loch Sween - Castle Sween (and its caravan site), to the east of the castle is the steep climb to Dun A' Chaisteil, my next destination.

Lovely site.

Visited 08/04/2024.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th May 2024ce

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