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Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn

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There is little to add to the previous review by Heidi S. On a wet and VERY windy day I gave up... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
John B
Colne, United Kingdom
Worth a walk and very interesting - free

If you like a chambered cairn then this is worth a visit, especially as it is free. You have to... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Heidi S
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B9056 | 2 miles West of Kirkwall on the B9056. Access off minor road, Kirkwall, Scotland
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Wow. Interesting little Cairn. But hard to find. No sign posts once you get to the top of Wideford Hill.. so we ended up stumbling around through the heather lost, trying to follow google maps for ages! Finally found a path to the right of...More

1  Thank twinklebus
Reviewed June 25, 2018

It is a good half a mile from the tiny car-park, scrambling down an unstable pathway. The site itself is well maintained, but take a torch if you want to sure of seeing anything. Many will not feel safe going down the ladder into the...More

1  Thank Alan A
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Widefordhill Cairn is situated on Finstown side of Widefordhill and is accessible from the Old Finstown Road up the road which takes you to the top or you can walk from any direction, then there is a path which takes you from the small car...More

Thank calummackenzie01
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The site of this cairn is on the hill behind Picaquoy campsite so very convenient if you are camping there. We went up on a windy day and a squall of rain came in too but there was an abandoned building to shelter in, half...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed June 22, 2018

What possessed our Neolithic ancestors to build a Chambered Cairn on this site? Visit it and you will see why I said that. There`s a car park for 2 but you will drive straight past it on your way to the top of Wideford Hill...More

Thank Cedric H
Reviewed September 28, 2017

There is little to add to the previous review by Heidi S. On a wet and VERY windy day I gave up half way down to it from the top of Wideford Hill (great viewpoint) but my kids (50 years old) made it and reported...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed September 24, 2017

If you like a chambered cairn then this is worth a visit, especially as it is free. You have to park part way up Wideford Hill then there is a downhill walk of about half a mile to the cairn - some of the path...More

1  Thank Heidi S
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Our view of the site was only from the road, and we did not walk the grounds; however, reading a history of the site and understanding the Viking settlement of the area makes it a very interesting place to visit.

Thank Leon H
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Quite an isolated chambered cairn on a hillside with amazing views across mainland Orkney towards the Ness of Brodgar. It is fairly difficult to get to i.e. a drive to a small carpark (which was a bit difficult to find) and then a walk, a...More

1  Thank jpdanmark
Reviewed August 24, 2017

With Cuween just down the road you would foolish to miss the fascinating burial cairn. Both seem to be ignored by visitors which is great for those of us who like to visit these places without the crowds. The site is a bit more difficult...More

1  Thank Clive M
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