NM4431 : Shielings above Creag a' Ghaill, Ardmeanach, Isle of Mull

taken 5 years ago, 3 km from Balnahard, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Shielings above Creag a' Ghaill, Ardmeanach, Isle of Mull
Shielings above Creag a' Ghaill, Ardmeanach, Isle of Mull
From LinkExternal link : "This shieling ground is situated on the N of the Ardmeanach peninsula, on the lower W-facing slope of Beinn na h-Iolaire and above the cliffs of Creag a’ Ghaill. The hut site is bisected by a small stream and lies at the edge of a wide valley formed by Allt an Ath Dheirg, which flows W from the Mam between Beinn na h-Iolaire and Beinn na Srčine. The bright green colour and texture of the grass growing on and immediately around these mounds makes them show up clearly at any season of the year.

This shieling ground was probably used by the farmsteads of Balmeanach.

There are 11 or 12 structures, several making use of very large boulders at their centres and most having developed into substantial mounds. These mounds are now turf-covered with only a few stones visible. Several hut mounds comprise more than one cell, perhaps indicative of differing usage or different periods of occupation."
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Islands  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 44431 31746 [1m precision]
WGS84: 56:24.5144N 6:8.6668W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 44475 31832
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Shielings  Burn 

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