Thursday, 11 February 2016

Greadal Fhinn

One of the good things about being retired and having one's time to oneself is that, faced with the prospects of a fine day, one can haul on the walking boots and head for the hills.

Today I revisited Greadal Fhinn, the neolithic chambered cairn which is at the back of one of the Ormsaigmore crofts.  It's easily reached from the road just by the shop, but I came at it from the common grazings at the back, first seeing the monument from the west, with the lower slopes of Glebe Hill rising behind it.

One purpose of the visit was to take some detailed photographs of the two grave structures for the piece I'm planning in the scheduled monument series, but the main reason....

....was simply to enjoy the atmosphere of this ancient place on a bright, fresh winter morning.

The easiest way home was via the south-facing slopes of Druim na Gearr Leacainn, the ridge that runs along the back of Ormsaigbeg, from which there are spectacular views across the whole of this small and scattered community, but even along here....

....there's lots more archaeology, for example this carefully built stone structure which might have been a dwelling, perhaps for someone looking after the township's sheep.

1 comment:

  1. Atmospheric Greadal Fhinn photos Jonathan.