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<b>Backlass</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Thurso (26km N)
OS Ref (GB):   ND07884234 / Sheets: 11, 12
Latitude:58° 21' 35.96" N
Longitude:   3° 34' 28.36" W

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11/05/2015 - A visit to Backlass stone circle makes for a lovely walk in the wide, open landscape of Caithness. We took the good single track road (plenty of passing places) from the A9 at Mybster to a parking area about 1 km west of Strathmore Lodge. From there it's about a 7 mile round trip to Backlass, nice flatish walk, track all the way. I love this area and the walk alone is worth going for. A real feeling of loneliness in a big landscape where everything looks so far away. The stone circle is in the long deserted township of Backlass. Five stones remain but a few more potentials are in the surrounding stone walls. The weather was good and we sat for a while by the circle and had our sandwiches. It was hard to leave and make the slow walk back to the real world. Great site and day. thelonious Posted by thelonious
16th May 2015ce
Edited 16th May 2015ce