Dun Viden broch

Long walk this one, but worth it for the wander down Strath Naver. There isn't much of the broch left other than a pile of rubble, but the imposing feature of the defensive hill on which it was built certainly points to a military defensive structure. Looking at the ground around Dun Viden I'd guess it was once an island surrounded by either the River Naver or the sea.

I parked at Skelpick and walked down the track, but I suppose you could also access it from the south by parking somewhere out of the way at Rhifail and walking from there.

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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.