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Loch Nan Struban (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Cringraval (Stone Circle) — Images

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Dun Fhearchair (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Rubha Bhidein (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Coming from the north take the first minor road heading east from the A865 as you arrive in Gramisdale, Benbecula. I went to the end of the road and was given permission to park.

On a sunny this is a beautiful place, on a dreich Scottish day it felt eerie almost ghost like. What is left of the circle is set in a boggy field, the most visible remnant being the solitary standing stone, several stones are fallen, some are broken and a couple look like they have dumped there. I counted 6 which I thought might be part of the original circle, the rest seemed iffy to me.

Still well worth a visit, the sole standing stone likes company :-)

Visited 21/7/2019.

Gunisary Bay (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Dun Ban (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

A squelchy walk of about a 1/2 mile along the cliff top from Dun Hornary leads to the better known Dun Ban.

Although it is overgrown the walls are clearly visible and still stand at around 2m in height. It is described as a galleried dun or Broch. Fortunately the causeway can be seen clearly in some pics on the Canmore page. With the weather beginning to close in my pics show dark water but show the beginnings of the causeway. I'd the walking boots on as the wellingtons were still recovering from their exploits in Skye or I would have been tempted to walk across. Apparently it is shallow on the south and deep to the north, so maybe next time.

An impressive site, impressive loch.

Visited 21/7/2019.

Caolas Fhlodaigh (Promontory Fort) — Images

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Dun Ban (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Links

Canmore


Field notes and several great pictures/photos.

Loch Hornary (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

With the weather on the turn we headed south on the A865 until the signpost indicating Grimsay/Griomasaigh (Norse - Grim's Island), one of the islands connected by the causeways. Turn east along the minor road until the first signs of rock blasting on the north side. There is a place to park on the south side of the road, the beginnings of an old track.

I headed back north west on the edge of the cliff overlooking Loch Hornary, on a sunny day this a beautiful place (as we saw a few days later) but on this day it was very cloudy but still not raining. The main causeway is on the north side of the island and it looks like the beginnings of another heading to the south. Complex causeways are not unusual on these islands. The four stones set on edge mentioned by Beveridge can be seen in the second of photos towards the left side (west).

Beautiful place on a sunny day, beautiful place on a stormy day.

Visited 21/7/2019.

Caolas Fhlodaigh (Promontory Fort) — Images

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Carnan Nan Long (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Suidheachadh Sealg (Stone Circle) — Images

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Rubha Bhidein (Stone Circle) — Images

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Dun Ban (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Loch Hornary (Grimsay) (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Sloc Sabhaidh Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

After a good look at Carnan Nan Long, we went back along the minor road taking the road west when it arrived. The track to Baleshare beach is signposted, plenty room to park. This is a popular place for campers and surfers but not on this day. They must have known the weather was on the turn with the temperature beginning to drop and the wind beginning to pick up.

We walked south down the beach heading towards a green mound. Sadly there isn't much to see as the excavations appear to have been back filled. Still worth the effort for the views.

A look at the Baleshare Community Excavations, in the links, shows the huge amount of work that goes has gone here. Fantastic information, diagrams and photos included.

Visited 21/7/2019.

Sloc Sabhaidh Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

Baile Sear Community Archaeology


Fantastic notes, diagrams and photos of the hidden wheelhouse.

Sloc Sabhaidh Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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Sloc Sabhaidh Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

Canmore


One of many discoveries on the Baleshare coast, it's had a lot of excavations all detailed here.
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