Allt an Duin broch, Skelpick

There is quite a bit of the original stonework showing, including a section of the entrance passage. It sits impressively on a rocky knoll in an easily defended position, and is in line of sight to other brochs in Strath Naver. I believe this chain of communication begins with the Baile Mhargaite broch on the high ground overlooking Bettyhill.

Access is from the single track road and walking up the track marked on the map. There is parking and the broch is within easy reach of the road. If you open gates, be sure to close them 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.