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Kirbister Hill

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery

Nearest Town:Stromness (17km S)
OS Ref (GB):   HY28432637 / Sheet: 6
Latitude:59° 7' 6.17" N
Longitude:   3° 15' 0.69" W

Added by CARL

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My 200th site added (never thought that would happen!)

I awoke this morning suffering from my second stomach bug of the holiday, which is strange given than I am rarely ill. However, as this was my final full day on Orkney I was determined to battle on and visit as many of the sites on my itinerary as possible.

Looking at the O/S map it looked as though these Barrows would be easy enough to spot from the road but I couldn’t see any.
I certainly didn’t feel up to hiking across fields so left it at that.

Canmore states:
‘A scattered group of 11 mounds varying from 17 to 30ft in diameter and up to 3ft in height – 1946.
Of the 11 barrows described be the Commission, one has disappeared and the others have been reduced by ploughing’.
Posted by CARL
17th July 2012ce