Dalchork Broch

Dalchork broch is not far from Lairg, and stands on the summit of an apparently artificial knoll amidst flat farmland. The surrounding ground was once marshy, and may well have been designed into the brochs defences.

Access is from the A838 from Lairg. You can park beside the road, clamber over a short fence, and then cross some pretty difficult boggy ground to the broch. If it is wet, you may have to find a better route to the river and follow the banks to the broch.

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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.