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Cairn Irenan

Clava Cairn


This splendid example of a Clava passage grave sits isolated amongst the Orkney-Cromarty cairns in the area. Probably the most northerly surviving example of this type of cairn.

It is in the corner of a croft. A little overgrown especially around the passage area but you can still clearly see the inner and outer edges of the cairn.

Four of the stones of the surrounding stone circle still remain upright, the tallest being nearly 2m high. Three have fallen.

Access. Ask at the croft. No Sunday visitors please.

Visited 29 October 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
11th November 2004ce
Edited 11th November 2004ce

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