Lairg - Ord Hill Archaeological Walk

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A short but fascinating walk at Lairg; Ord Hill is only 150m but of much archaeological interest, illustrating the settlement pattern in the area from 3,000 years ago. In order to interpret the landscape on the hill it's best to get one or two of the leaflets available from the excellent Information Centre and looking over them while having a snack (available at the Centre) in the garden before going on to the walk. The Centre is open 1st April to mid-October and is a mine of information. Now bare moorland, the hill was, 3,000 years ago, clothed with an open woodland of Scots Pine, birch and hazel. The Stone Age settlers cleared the best areas of it and cultivated oats and barley and kept sheep and cattle. They built their round stone, wood and thatch houses on the cleared areas; the leaflets are a great help in spotting them.

Paths are good and the walk is an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Sutherland

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Play Area, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife