Monday, 14 September 2015

A wander to Levenwick Broch

I've not explored the coast directly south of Levenwick, but recently noticed on the map that it looked interesting and has a broch too. As Beren was away doing cub scout things we took the chance of an unencumbered walk along the coast.

Levenwick beach...


From the car park at the beach we headed out north along the headland before following the coast south and came back essentially the same way. Not a long walk, but interesting. We had noticed that there were Sunday Teas on at Levenwick Hall, but neither of us had any cash!


Looking north from Levenwick Ness towards Cumliewick Ness...


And south towards the broch site...


Again looking north along a spectacular coast...



While Clare messed about doing some scenic yoga poses...



I considered the ancient use of this stone hole in the ground...


No it's not a squaty toilet! But a drive hole from an old mill!


This little arch is visible from quite a distance, but with a strong wind and rough sea I wasn't about to investigate closer...



But it was fine to find a bit of shelter to sit a while and have a bite to eat...


And here's the broch...


It's actually some size with some big sections of the double wall remaining and surrounding earth works...


There are a few entrances to the passage ways, but I'm a bit big to risk getting stuck down there and anyway there was also plenty of otter spraint to crawl through...



Definitely worth a little stretch of the legs and remember some money in case of Sunday Teas!

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