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Dun Ban (Camuscross)

Stone Fort / Dun

<b>Dun Ban (Camuscross)</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Mallaig (14km S)
OS Ref (GB):   NG70121065 / Sheet: 33
Latitude:57° 7' 45.27" N
Longitude:   5° 47' 55.88" W

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Visited: August 31, 2020

Dùn Ban is a coastal dùn, hidden from general view on a small rocky headland just south of the community of Camuscross, on Skye. As far as I can tell it is only visible to those who actively seek it out.

To visit this dun you have to venture to the end of the minor road (signed 'Camuscross ¾ mile') that heads south from Isle Oronsay on Skye's south coast. Where the metalled road ends at the south of Camuscross Bay, a private road continues across the stream (Allt na Bèiste) to several houses. Between the 3rd and 4th of these houses, a secluded grassy track heads towards a gate and stile.

Cross this stile and follow the path beyond as it curves round to the left, bringing you to a gate in the fence to the left. Beyond this gate, a rough path heads upwards to the summit of a low hill (Ard Snaoiseaig Cnoc an Fhùdair). From the top, continue seawards and downhill to the dùn, which is now obvious.

On the day of my visit the summit of the dùn was guarded by a large cow (with calves browsing near the coast), rendering it unwise to approach the structure more closely. It will still be there next time I visit Skye!
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
14th September 2020ce
Edited 14th September 2020ce