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Dun an Sticir (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Loch Borve (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Beinn A'chlaidh (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Sgalabraig Souterrain — Images

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Dun Grogary (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Dun Grogary appears to be on a promontory but it is a case of landfill being put in and around the causeway, traces of which can still be seen heading west to higher ground.

The site is 13m wide and 1.5m tall, the surrounding wall having fallen. Be sure if visiting this site you take appropriate footwear as the approach is extremely boggy.

From Dun Scarie follow the road as it briefly nears the coast and head back east. I parked at the stream at the north west of Loch Grogary.

Lovely site but boggy approach.

Visited 24/7/2019.

Dun Scarie (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

The Iron Age people built a dun on the island in Loch Sgaraigh and later people used the site to build three further buildings.

Sadly not much else remains on the turf covered site except the causeway heading to the west, mostly submerged.

After Balranald on the A865, head north and take the first minor road heading west (this leads to a camp site). Loch Scaraigh is the first loch to the south, a track just beyond the loch on the minor road leads straight to the site.

Visited 24/7/2019.

Craig Hasten (Natural Rock Feature) — Fieldnotes

Up very early to start another day and a welcome visitor, the sun was shining :-)

Craig Hasten supposedly has a standing stone. I looked everywhere on the rocky crag but couldn't find anything, stones that looked fallen appeared, to me, to be bedrock. On the verge of giving up I decided to have a look over to the Atlantic on the crags North West side and came across which I assume is a natural feature.

It would be hard not to imagine this as a meeting place in ancient times, indeed it seems like the crag should have had a dun/fort/broch built on top as it is a superb defensive location. So I think the locals of the time must have treated this stone and area with some reverence. Local legend has this as the house of the fairies. Easy to imagine why, great views.

At Bayhead on the A865, near the petrol station, take the road heading past the school, take the first road heading west and keep going until the first sharp corner at the farm. Plenty room for parking.

Nice to see the stone but it almost defies belief that this area wasn't used for anything else.

Visited 24/7/2019.

Dun Na Carnaich (Chambered Tomb) — Fieldnotes

A few metres from the standing stone is the ruinous chamber cairn, Dun Na Carnaich. Someone appears to have dug a hole straight through the middle of the site for quarrying and to add to the damage a fence has been plonked along its south edge. All along with the usual recycling of stones.

How anything survives is almost a miracle, it is almost 20m wide and at its tallest 2m. Two stones stand as an entrance and two remain upright belonging to the chamber, with several stones to making up the chambers sides.

Still one thing they didn't take away is the view and the channel to the Atlantic presumably the reason the structure was built.

Visited 23/7/2019.

Clach Mhor A'che (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

We headed south west on the Committee Road (Solas) back to the A865, heading south east. Take the fourth farm track heading south west. Permission was given to us to park at the farm buildings.

You can see the stone from the buildings, just a couple of gates, fences and a burn to jump before reaching the site.

A truly tremendous stone standing at 2.5m. Its location must, in my opinion, have something to do with the seaway to the Atlantic and the natural harbour next the Clach Mhor A'che headland.

Luckily no battles or people 'hanging' today so a good look at the nearby chamber should be safe enough.

Visited 23/7/2019.

Sgalabraig (Cairn circle) — Images

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Cnoc Na Greana (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Dun Rosail (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

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Clach An T-sagairt (Natural Rock Feature) — Images

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