Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Dundalav

Dundalav, a conical, steep, rocky hill in Laggan parish, Inverness-shire, near the right bank of the Spey, 2¾ miles WSW of Laggan Bridge, and 13 WSW of Kingussie. Its small tubular summit, rising 600 feet above the circumjacent ground, commands a very extensive prospect of the upper part of Badenoch, and is crowned with remains of one of the most remarkable ancient Caledonian forts in Scotland, formed of walls from 5 to 25 feet thick, and measuring interiorly 420 feet in length, and from 75 to 205 in width. The hill has two projections or sub-summits on its sides, and seems to have thence got its name-Gael. dun-da-laimh, 'fort of the two hands.'

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a conical, steep, rocky hill"   (ADL Feature Type: "mountains")
Administrative units: Laggan ScoP       Inverness Shire ScoCnty
Place names: DUN DA LAIMH     |     DUNDALAV

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