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Nearest Town:Uig (58km E)
OS Ref (GB):   NF8151964525 / Sheet: 18
Latitude:57° 33' 29.96" N
Longitude:   7° 19' 35.11" W

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Cringraval Stone Circle

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Cringraval is described by Erskine Beveridge as a chamber cairn and I wouldn't disagree. The entrance is in the east between two standing slabs with the chamber slabs still standing though maybe not in their original place. What remains of the houked cairn sits at 10 x 9m wide and almost 1m tall. Add a few years and the Iron Age folks might have used the cairn as an enclosure or roundhouse. Magnificent all round views on a sunny day from the highest point in the area.

We parked at the entrance to the turbine offices, opposite the start of the B894 and headed west up the wee hill. Not really steep but full of wee holes.

Visited 20/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th August 2019ce
Edited 8th August 2019ce

Visited 28.5.12

Park in the large lay by opposite the A867 / B894 turning.
All you have to do then is walk straight up the steep hill – about a 5 minute walk.
You need to step over one fence. The cairn is not visible from the road.

Canmore states this is a ‘probable cairn’ – to my untrained eye it is a definite cairn!

The cairn has been dug into and now consists of 6 large stones with many smaller ones scattered about. This is an ideal spot for a cairn; the highest point in the area and giving great views all around.

Canmore states:
‘The grass covered remains of this probable cairn measure 10.5m x 9m, surviving to a height of 06m. Several large slabs of stone lie nearby and are possible spoil from the chamber. Numerous other stones were found outside the probable entrance to the east side of the cairn’.
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28th June 2012ce

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Cringraval (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Park at the war memorial just east of Clachan on the A867, Lochmaddy road. After drying out from the morning's adventures it was time to get drenched again. From the war memorial head north, there is a gate, up the hill and you'll walk straight to the site. Its chamber cairn namesake is to the east.

Peat cutting has exposed a lot of sites in the Uists and that is the case here as several stones have appeared due to this. It probably also means that several stones are still to be found as the peat cutting went through the middle of the circle. One thing I have noticed about some the circles in North Uist is that the stones do seem to be different lengths, and they are made up of slabs and long stones. Cringraval is no different, some of the slabs remain upright whilst the longer stones are fallen.

The views west and south are spectacular with the sound of the Atlantic clearly heard. Also coming in from the Atlantic was rain, loads of it!

Visited 22/7/2019.
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28th August 2019ce

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