This circle is Ceann Hulavig, also known as Calanais IV, which is located at Garynahine. It’s about two miles southeast of the main circle, from which it’s separated by an inlet of the sea . This was my favourite circle of the complex, a little out of the way, which meant it was quiet, perfect views all around, good conditions underfoot and a lovely atmosphere. After the hustle and bustle at Calanais itself it was good to find a site where you could sense the liminal so strongly. There was a wonderful sense of being out of time.
There are five stones still standing, it’s thought that there may have been thirteen originally, which would have formed an oval 13.3 by 9.5 metres. It’s been suggested that the 13 stones here and at Calanais itself may represent the thirteen lunar months of the year.
The stones are between 2 to 2.7 metres high.
Another one of those stones with a pointy bit!
In the centre of the circle is the remains of a small cairn
A view across to the South, there’s another cairn and circle in this direction.