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Knitchen Hill


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Nearest Town:Kirkwall (18km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   HY42952880 / Sheets: 5, 6
Latitude:59° 8' 32.63" N
Longitude:   2° 59' 50.06" W

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17/06/2013 - We decided to leave the car at Tingwall and just go over to Rousay as foot passengers. This meant that some of the further away sites where out of reach but there were still lots to see and do within walking distance of the ferry terminal.

After leaving the ferry we made our way to Cubbie Roo’s Burden Chambered Cairn then retraced our steps 100m west along the road to a path (RSPB sign) that gives access to the hill. A stroll uphill soon found us at Knitchen Hill cairn. Not the most exciting of cairns but the view is good from it. From there we walked over Blotchnie Fiold to pick up a track at High Brae of Camps. Folllowing this south down hill brought us to Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (loved this one). Back to the road we walked east to Blackhammer cairn (it's OK) and then Taversoe Tuick Chambered Tomb (another brilliant one). Back to the jetty with plenty of time before the ferry was due.

A lovely day trip. Easy walking, nice views and five great cairns.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
24th June 2013ce
Edited 24th June 2013ce