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Barpa Langass


Barpa Langass is a Neolithic chambered cairn, which now survives as a jumbled mass of stone overlooking a moonscape of barren peatland. The cairn is roughly 16 feet high, and around 82 feet across. The inner chamber is still accessible, reached by a narrow, dark, claustrophobic passage. It is difficult to judge the original appearance of the cairn, but it has been suggested that it had a more bun like appearance with outer facing stones and an earthen top portion.

At time the cairn was built the Western Isles had a much milder climate, the peat bogs were still to form, and the landscape would have been more akin to southern scrubland and woodland, capable of providing pasture for grazing animals.

Directions: Reached from the A867


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