MHG53018 - Possible Cairns - Balnakeil Bay South

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Type and Period (1)

  • CAIRN? (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two low mounds of exposed stone, roughly circular in diameter (2+3 m). Mixture of quartzite, conglomerate and gneiss. There is a lot of exposed stone at E and S, these may be fortuitous shapes where grass has been stripped away in this exposed area. However, this could be the top of 2 cairns (some peat development evident), or the remnants of eroded ones.
On plateau between 20 and 30m craggy contours, overlooking mouth of Kyle of Durness.
Two possible low cairns.
Recommendations: Monitor and control rabbits. <1><2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference NC 3743 6793 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NC36NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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