Tangasdal

Tangasdal, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XW

Type:Walks

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Tangasdal -Looking South to Dun Ban
  • Tangasdal -Looking South to Dun Ban
  • Tangasdal - Pebbly beach 63896 00421
  • Tangasdal -Bridge at stream

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This is an established trail with way-marker posts. It has a combination of cultural and natural heritage which gives a great insight to the island’s past and present. It has also some truly spectacular scenery.

It has also some truly spectacular scenery. The walk begins and ends at the gate across the road from the telephone kiosk at Tangasdale - approximately 1.7 miles / 2.75km west from Castlebay on the A888. There is an area near the gate which is suitable for parking. The walk leads out as far as Dun Ban, an Iron Age fortification approximately 2,000 years old. Other historical and archaeological sites to be seen are a 15th century tower, an 18th century settlement area and a 4,000 year old Bronze Age burial cairn.

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What's Nearby

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  2. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

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  3. Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

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  1. Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a…

    1.66 miles away
  2. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched…

    1.74 miles away
  3. This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was…

    1.74 miles away
  4. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

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  5. Watch the seals laze on the rocks off shore - you may even catch them coming for a cheeky…

    2.09 miles away
  6. A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

    2.1 miles away
  7. Built in 2000 for Barra & Vatersay Housing Association (now part of HHP) by Ben Tindall…

    2.31 miles away
  8. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

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  9. A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak.…

    2.58 miles away
  10. The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three…

    2.89 miles away
  11. A great beach for all the family or a quiet walk. At low tide there are caves to explore…

    3.06 miles away
  12. Drosera intermedia. - Insectivorous plant found in marshy ground

    3.23 miles away
  13. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

    3.31 miles away
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