The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian


Clach Ard

Standing Stone / Menhir

<b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Uig (1km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NG394628 / Sheet: 23
Latitude:57° 34' 47.77" N
Longitude:   6° 21' 36.33" W

Added by greywether

Show map   (inline Google Map)

Images (click to view fullsize)

Add an image Add an image
<b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by markj99 <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by markj99 <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by markj99 <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by markj99 <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by markj99 <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by markj99 <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by greywether <b>Clach Ard</b>Posted by greywether


Add fieldnotes Add fieldnotes
Visited 30.7.13

We actually visited Uig the day before and hadn’t planned a return trip but Sophie had left her cuddly rabbit in the shop so a return trip it had to be! (luckily we managed to get the rabbit back all safe and well) The plus point for me was that it gave me a second chance to visit the standing stone. I did keep an eye out for it yesterday but couldn’t see it. This time, as we left Uig heading south along the A87 I caught a glimpse of it – that was all the encouragement I needed!

There is a parking area on the main road (opposite) and a quick hop over a field gate.
Walk up a rough track, then over a fence, jump over a stream, over another fence and you are there – up close and personal!

The stone is approximately 1.5m high and covered in white lichen.
It is a good spot for a standing stone with fantastic views over Uig and Loch Snizort.

I am so glad I had a second opportunity to pay a visit – thanks Mr Rabbit!
Posted by CARL
23rd August 2013ce

31st July 2004: I failed to visit this stone, even though we stayed the night in Uig. Just ran out of time. However, I did see it from the quayside in Uig, armed with binoculars and a Landranger map. As we sailed away on the ferry I watched it wistfully (the one that got away). Kammer Posted by Kammer
19th January 2005ce
Edited 19th January 2005ce

1.5m high stone standing on a low cairn just east of the A87 above Uig. greywether Posted by greywether
10th December 2003ce


Add miscellaneous Add miscellaneous
To avoid possible confusion, there is another Clach Ard stone in Skye - a Pictish Class I stone at NG421491 also known as Tote - too modern for this site but shown here. greywether Posted by greywether
10th December 2003ce
Edited 2nd July 2006ce