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Lochan nan Dunan

Stone Fort / Dun

<b>Lochan nan Dunan</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Uig (10km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NG4624470656 / Sheet: 23
Latitude:57° 39' 15.48" N
Longitude:   6° 15' 15.09" W

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Visited: April 29, 2018

About half a kilometre south of Flodigarry, on the A855, you pass Lochan nan Dunan, a small roadside lochan with a parking area beside it. Immediately on the right hand side of the road (if travelling north) is a heathery hillside rising steeply for about 15 metres. A stout barbed wire fence precludes immediate access opposite the parking area, but walking back down the road for 50 metres or so revals twin boulders arranged to form a stile.The fort of Lochan nan Dunan is revealed after making this short climb.

The fort comprises two enclosures, separated by a mighty rock stack twelve metres in height. There is little of real note to see although the grassy stumps of the enclosing wall of the eastern enclosure, little more than half a metre in height, can still be picked out. The western enclosure, located on a gentle slope, boasts an even less significant grass-grown wall.

The best part of the visit is the view it provides towards the mountainous backbone of the Trotternish peninsula. Particularly prominent is Sron Vourlinn, the gaunt flat topped hill to the northwest, and the Quiraing to the southwest.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
27th May 2018ce