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Tom Na Moine (Kerbed Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Eilean Nan Clach (Crannog) — Images

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Clach-a-Charra (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

A stupid sign saying don't enter the field, and for a change to obeyed the sign as I was heading back to Turriff and couldn't be bothered having a squabble if caught jumping the fence or opening a gate to an empty field.

Stunning views down Loch Linnhe and Creag Ghorm in the south remind me that it has been a while since I traipsed round this area.

Looks like a return visit to an area I've driven past many times heading to the ferry port of Oban.

Visited 29/07/2021.

Strone (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

Rockandy found an easy route to get to Strone, leaving from the standing stone at Sannaig I thought I'd found an easy route as well.

From Sannaig I headed back down to the track and headed south west until the track ended. So cross country I went through forest quite often slipping downhill on my backside. However, eventually I headed westish to see a wall, fence and an old bothy, in the distance Strone Standing Stone.

Fortunately, I found a gate so save any jumping of fences. Luckily, there hadn't been any rain or underfoot would have been very boggy.

The impressive stone stands at 3m tall, the strange thing being that despite walking round the site several times I didn't find its fallen friend.

Superb views especially to Poll a Cheo, the bay to the south. Close by are a chamber cairn, cairn and a cist but time had beat me and an appointment at the Jura Hotel had to be kept.

So the last visit to site on Jura this trip, plenty more to find. Next time!

Visited 28/07/2021.

Orkney — News

Fingerprints point to 5,000-year-old Orkney pottery class


Archaeologists believe fingerprints on fragments of clay found in Orkney were left by experienced potters and their young apprentice 5,000 years ago.

More info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-59036887

Sannaig (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

From the fort at Creag An Dunan I headed back to the main track and followed it until it came to Sannaig, a collection of a long empty township and rusting machines. When this track meets another track head north east continually looking north west, here you'll find/see a couple of tracks made by visitors to the stone(s).

Originally this would have been part of a stone row with three stones. However two have fallen and are gradually being covered in moss. A gentle restoration would be nice for the intact fallen stone, sadly the third stone appears to be broken.

Set in a nice open space, this is a beautiful site.

Visited 29/07/2021.

Ardfin Forest (Cist) — Images

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Ardfin Forest (Cist) — Links

Canmore


Put up for directions, rediscovered by the Jura Chronicle people.

Jura Chronicles (FB)


A nice wee video explaining the site discovered during forestry operations. Nicely filmed.

Creag An Dunain (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

After the previous day's huge hike it was back to the much easier trek to the fort at Creag An Dunain. I parked on the south side of Sannaig Wood, plenty room. Follow the track as it heads south, and follow it as it heads east. Take the first track heading north which leads to a dis-used quarry, clamber up the slope to the east, the fort will be in front of you.

This is the entrance to the fort. Ruined wall surrounds the crag which to south has very steep cliffs. It is likely that the fort has been clipped, or at least the entrance has, by the quarrying.

A good start to the afternoon.

Visited 29/07/2021.

Cairn Muir (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Mains Of Fordie (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Mains Of Fordie (Cairn(s)) — Links

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Some lovely aerial or drone photography.

Mains Of Fordie (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Glendelvine Cairn (Cairn(s)) — Images

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Caputh (Cairn(s)) — Images

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