Dun Coille Struy broch (Dun Coille Struthaidh)

The broch is sited on top of a steep rocky spur and although it has been robbed, you can still make out original stonework in the tumble, as well as what were probably mural chambers, and possibly even a guard chamber.

Access isn't easy. I found parking in the forest down by the single track road where they were building a forestry track, and stumbled uphill through thick forest, while tripping over branches and rough ground. It wasn't a pleasant adventure and had I not had an Ordnance Survey map downloaded to my mobile phone with GPS showing me exactly where I was on the ground I would never have found it. If you venture onto the site, be careful, and always be aware that it is built on top of a small cliff because you can't see the drop from the broch because of trees and undergrowth.

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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.