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Ernes Ward

Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Lerwick (23km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU27875313 / Sheet: 3
Latitude:60° 15' 42.47" N
Longitude:   1° 29' 46.68" W

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Visited 14.6.12

West of a minor road north of the A971.

Karen stayed in the car with the children while I hopped over the fence and walked across the field up to the Chambered Cairn.

On a wet day the walk across the peat would be very boggy.

The Cairn is now no more than a large jumble of stones, easily visible from the road.

I sat amongst the stones in the warm sunshine and admired the views down the valley.
Birds danced in the air above me.
A lovely spot for a final resting place.

Peat is encroaching onto the stones and there is a lot of moss and lichen to be seen.

Canmore states:
‘A much robbed, round, chambered cairn, partly overgrown with heather and peat, about 50ft in diameter’
Posted by CARL
24th July 2012ce