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Yaa Field

Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Lerwick (13km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU37803282 / Sheet: 4
Latitude:60° 4' 43.07" N
Longitude:   1° 19' 14.24" W

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Visited 15.6.12

From Hamnavoe (B9074) take the minor road south to the hamlet of Bridge End.
Turn left at the memorial and park at the next turning on the left.
You will see the standing stone from the junction.
There is plenty of room to park and it is a short, flat walk with no fence to cross.

Walking over to the stone I scared a rabbit who ran and hid behind the stone – not a good choice of hiding place!

Ignoring the nearby sheep pens the stone has pretty decent views.

The stone is approximately 1.5m high x 1m wide.
Covered in masses of green ‘hairy’ lichen and sheep wool.

Canmore reports that when visited in 1930the stone stood 7ft high but since then the top has broken off.

Worth a visit when in the area.
Posted by CARL
25th July 2012ce