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Dun Chlif

Stone Fort / Dun

<b>Dun Chlif</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Uig (92km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NF68190528 / Sheet: 31
Latitude:57° 1' 8.57" N
Longitude:   7° 28' 7.7" W

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Dun Chlif Cup Marked Stone

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After parking at Barra (International) Airport I walked back down the road and retraced my steps back to the cairn at Suiachan, then jumped the fence and followed the coast line south. With heavy overnight rain I'd put on wellingtons and heavy duty wets to keep myself dry as the route to Suiachan had long grass. This proved to be a slice of good fortune as when I reached Dun Chlif the tide was still high. It didn't stop me, I waded across onto the island dun.

Another of these possible dun or brochs, I thought the walls wide enough for a broch but the location maybe to small. It is impressive and with a carnyx, Iron Age wind instrument, shaped stick stuck in the middle making the the site feels old. However, it was a long way from being isolated as cairns to the north and south prove.

On leaving something caught my eye, cup marks.

Visited 13/07/2022
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th October 2022ce

10/08/2017 - Nice feeling of away from it all with this one. It’s pretty easy to get to though from either way along the coast. This possible galleried dun is situated on a small tidal islet along a rugged coastline. It was by chance that we reached here at low tide so were able to cross to have a look around the dun. It’s worth a visit just for the location but why anyone would have built the dun here is a mystery to me. Must have been very different times. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th August 2017ce

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Dun Chlif (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

On the rocks at the bottom of the dun / broch's east side there are at least 7 cup marks approximately 7cm wide by 1cm deep.

Report sent to Canmore.

Visited 13/07/2022
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
24th October 2022ce

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