Friday, 15 August 2008

Dun an Sticir

We nearly cycled past Dun an Sticir on North Uist, but I am glad we stopped. It is one of the best crannogs I've seen. It's a combination between a dun, crannog, and broch, built originally some time in the iron age and added to and used until medieaval times. After crossing one causeway to an island where local council meetings used to be held, another, sunken causeway can be crossed to the broch, filled with nettles. Remove your shoes to cross the causeway but mind your feet on the nettles! Sheep wade across the shallow loch from one shore to the next, with swans swimming nearby.

Dun an Sticir:


There are a couple of hills near the Dun. I marginally prefer the view from Beinn Mhor, but Crogary Mor has a fine view also.

Looking north from Crogary Mor:

4 comments:

Dave said...

DONT COME TO SCOTLAND ITS ALL RAIN AND MIDGES STAY AT HOME

Billy said...

But I live in scotland

Dave said...

That reminds me.... Watch out for old neds too!

Billy said...

That reminds me.... Watch out for old neds too

Am gonae rip yer mera peak!