Leadoch Broch (Duchary broch)

A very interesting site. At first glance you would think there is nothing left but a pile of plundered rubble, but there is still much of the broch intact underground and you can glimpse some of this through the heather undergrowth. For example in one place you can discern where the interior and exterior walls were because of a rubble filled cavity, you can see a few courses of stone that are reminiscent of a mural chamber, and you can clearly see what could be a door stop where the entrance might have been. The views over Loch Brora are astonishing.

Access is the same as for the Carrol broch, and you could probably manage both in a day trip. It is best to park at the ford across the River Brora (marked on the map) at the start of the forestry track along the south bank of Loch Brora and walk from there. The broch can be difficult to find owing to it being mostly under the ground and overgrown, so be sure to take your map with you.

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Leadoch broch photographs

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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.