Dun Chealamy broch

Dun Chealamy is constructed on a high spur with natural defences on three sides, with evidence of outer defences on the remaining side. It has been robbed to death, but sections of both inner and outer original walls are still in place. Line of sight is evident all through Strath Naver, with the Carnachy broch and Dun Viden close by. I'm pretty sure there was uninterrupted line of sight throughout the Highlands at one time, with cairns, duns and brochs linking from the east coast to the north coast and possibly even over to the west.

Access is fairly straightforward but don't make things difficult for yourself. I parked north of the river, walked upstream towards the broch and crossed the burn. There may be an easier way.


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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.