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The Giant's Stones of Hamnavoe

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Nearest Town:Lerwick (45km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   HU243806 / Sheet: 3
Latitude:60° 30' 31.26" N
Longitude:   1° 33' 26.95" W

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Visited 13.6.12

Despite being located by a minor road, access is no problem as the road (as all roads on Shetland are) is perfectly tarmaced.

The two stones are 22 paces apart and are heavily covered in ‘hairy’ lichen.
They appear to be pointing towards Hamna Voe bay?

Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
Posted by CARL
24th July 2012ce

'A fairly average location, except for the view of the sea. One 5' stone, triangular shaped from halfway up; some distance away a typical straight stone of 7' (they're not the 6' and 8' that Copey reckons), flat faced one side, rugged the other, two boulders helping it stay upright at its base.'

- 9th March 2002
Posted by FlopsyPete
29th November 2003ce