Sallachy Broch (Sallachadh)

Having checked the map, it looks as if the Sallachy, Dalchork, Alltbreac, Shinness, and Ferry Wood brochs are all sited in view of each other so word could have been passed along from broch to broch. The entrance of the Sallachy is positioned towards the Ferry Wood broch, and towards the hilltop position of Alltbreac. If the Strath of Helmsdale is anything to go by, Alltbreac could very well be a hill top military fort. For a broch, Sallachy is in surprisingly good repair, with chambers, standing walls, and other features.

Take the single track Sallachy access road from the A839 Lairg to Ullapool road, and drive to the end. There is parking beside the lodge and a sign which asks you to leave your vehicle and walk from there to the broch. This is a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with red deer too should there be any around, as there is a sanctuary for them. Be sure to close all gates after you.

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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.