Grummore Broch (Grum More)

What a beautiful spot on the shores of Loch Naver. I believe there are even flagstones for keels of boats in the water dating from the Iron Age, so boats were most probably a way of life amongst the brochs nestled on the banks of the loch. Come to think of it, boats would have been an easy method of transporting large numbers of Scots warriors quickly, should the need have arisen. Perhaps there are even remains of iron age boats in the loch. The broch, however, is dangerous, with partially open chambers. It is not recommended to take children inside the broch, and great caution should be exercised at all times. Access to the entrance passageway should not be attempted as the roof could collapse.

This one is just a few yards from the B873, on the very shores of Loch Naver. There is plenty of parking and access is easy, with a caravan park next door.

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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.