Walk: The bare bones of Dun Bhuirgh

Harris | Borve | Short walk | ★★★

[Dùn Bhuirgh]

The bare bones of Dùn Bhuirgh hill fort stand guard over a low summit above Borve, South Harris. Constructed over 2,000 years ago, the stone walls of the broch are still easy to make out on the seaward side, though vegetation has partly filled in the interior. The short path to the fort is clearly marked out by wooden posts and passes the outflow for Loch an Dùin: popular tern territory, so prepare to be dive-bombed if visiting during nesting season.

[Loch an Dùin]

📌 Walk: The bare bones of Dùn Bhuirgh ★★★
Start / finish at small car park on A858 at Borve, Harris, G.R.: NG 030946 ///thirsty.slant.unstable

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 50 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Dùn Bhuirgh
Terrain: Mostly faint, grassy footpath, with waymarkers. Short track section at start boggy and churned by cows.

Route & map

Car park - gate at G.R.: NG 032947 ///ordinary.soaks.clotting - Loch an Dùin outflow - Dùn Bhuirgh - return by outward route

Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track
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On our visit

Wildlife: Aggressive terns, wheeling lapwings, nervous sheep, cows on track at start.
Weather: Unbroken sunshine, windy.

Chronological photo guide

[Track near the start]

[Approaching the fort]

[Frequent waymarkers make navigation easy]

[Bare bones...]

[Dùn Bhuirgh]

[Dùn Bhuirgh]

[Looking west from the fort]

[Loch an Dùin from the fort]


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