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Oban Nam Fiadh

Chambered Cairn

Nearest Town:Uig (55km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NF843624 / Sheet: 22
Latitude:57° 32' 28.54" N
Longitude:   7° 16' 38.56" W

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We didn't actually get to this site!

Which is a pity because it looked good on paper. A well-defined passage and chamber with two capstones still in place but lacking a covering cairn. The best chambered cairn in this group of sites!

We didn't get there because it would have involved crossing some of the scariest, marshiest ground I have encountered. As we came down from Craonaval, we dropped from the 50m highest point to somewhere between 10 and 20m where it started to feel like we were walking on lumpy custard. There was no way round it so we retreated quickly.

It had been raining heavily in the few days before our visit so it may not always be like this. Nevertheless, TAKE CARE WHEN VISITING THIS SITE.

Not visited 26 July 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
14th September 2004ce
Edited 14th September 2004ce