June 1st 2012

Friday 1st June: Early prehistoric North Uist: tombs and circles

11 am – 2:30 pm

This walk will take us through Langass woodland to the Early Neolithic chambered cairn, Barpa Langass, and then on to the Later Neolithic stone circle, Pobull Fhinn. On this walk you will discover how the landscape has changed over the last 6,000 years, from a once densely wooded environment, to the largely treeless moorland we see today. We will stop at Langass Lodge at about 12:30 where there will be the opportunity to buy lunch, coffees, teas, etc.

Meeting point: Walk starts and ends at the Langass woodland car park

The woodland at Langass is located just off the A867, between Lochmaddy and Clachan. The woodland is signposted from the main road. Those using public transport can get the W17 bus which runs the length of the island north and south.

Terrain: Established pathways and some rough moorland terrain. Moderate to moderately difficult.

Walking boots and waterproofs recommended

Distance: approximately 4 km

Cost: £25 p/person. Children under 12 free.

To book or to get more information please email: walks@uistarchaeology.com or call 01878 700 053/01870 620 373