Skelbo Wood Broch

There isn't much left of the broch above ground, but I'm sure much of it is still there below the undergrowth through which you can make out wall mounds and rubble.

Park the car in Skelbo Wood where marked on the map, walk the short distance to the broch and use the gate to access the site (see photo below). Unfortunately the site although easy to find is much overgrown and fast disappearing underground. This would be a good choice of broch for excavation and preservation as parking is plentiful, it's a beautiful walk with a stunning view over Loch Fleet from the broch, and the paths are well maintained.

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Skelbo Wood broch photographs

Information board and access gate

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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.