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 ★★★
▶ 2 km / 1 mile | ▲ 50 metres
Features: Dùn Bhuirgh
Start / finish: Small car park on A858 at Borve, Harris, G.R.: NG 030946 ///thirsty.slant.unstable

Route: Car park - gate at G.R.: NG 032947 ///ordinary.soaks.clotting - Loch an Dùin outflow - Dùn Bhuirgh - return by outward route
Terrain: Mostly faint, grassy footpath, with waymarkers. Short track section at start boggy and churned by cows.
Wildlife today: Aggressive terns, wheeling lapwings, nervous sheep, cows on track at start.
Weather today: Unbroken sunshine, windy.

[Bare bones...]

Route map

Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track

More photos

[Track near the start]

[Approaching the fort]

[Frequent waymarkers make navigation easy]

[Dùn Bhuirgh]

[Looking west from the fort]


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