Strath Carnaig Broch

This is now just a crater within a grassy mound. All that remains visible above ground among the mound of stones is a short section of interior wall face. I would suggest there would have originally been a string of brochs down the strath to The Mound which would have linked up by way of visual contact with the other brochs along the coast, and perhaps this chain would even have extended inland to link up with the Rogart and Lairg brochs. For example, the Torri Falaig dun not far down the strath I would suspect would have been in direct visual contact with the Strath Carnaig broch.

Take the Loch Buidhe road from the A9 at the mound. Find yourself a parking spot on the verge without blocking any passing places, keep dogs on leads as there are sheep around, and make your way from the road to the broch with care as the ground is very boggy in places. There is a footbridge over the river should it be in spate and crossing be difficult.

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Strath Carnaig 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.