Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn #Orkney #Scotland

“Any people that revere their dogs this well have my approval,” writes Deborah Jay.
I can only agree 😉


Back again to yet another Neolithic chambered cairn – this one, Cuween Hill, is the final one we visited, and I’m glad, because I can tell you, if this had been the first, I would never have gone inside!

The approach is up a steep hill (guess the name gives that away!), and it isn’t until you get up close that you realise just how low the entrance passage really is.

The only way to enter was by waddling through in a squatting position, unless you wanted to crawl on hands and knees, which would have been an option but for the large puddle which extended inside as well as out.

Now I’m really not great with confined spaces, and although I waddled my way in on my haunches okay, the moment I stood up inside, I wanted to get back out again. Having the only exit at knee height…

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:

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