Calanais IV
Callanish, Western Isles OS Map
Stone Circle Canmore
Also known as Ceann Hulavig; Callanish IV;

A six-stone elliptical ring on a hilltop to the SSE of Calanais I across Loch Ceann Hulavig. It is an ellipse, about nine and a half by thirteen and a half metres. The remains of a small cairn (about two metres in diameter) stands within the circle. It is uncertain, but the original circle may have contained thirteen evenly-spaced stones.

Given the number of outstanding stone circles and historic sites in this area, you might be tempted to give this small and simple site a miss. In my opinion, that would be a mistake. It may be simple, but the location has a beauty all of its own; I think Calanais IV is a very special place.

See also: Calanais I, Calanais II, Calanais III and Calanais VIII.

Images ©1997, 2014 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

2km Calanais II Stone Circle
2km Calanais III Stone Circle
3km Calanais I Stone Circle; Stone Rows; Cairn
7km Calanais VIII Standing Stones
8km Achmore Stone Circle
11km Dun Carloway Broch
15km Shawbost Mill Norse Iron-Age Horizontal Mill
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)