Inshlampie broch

Another of the Strath Naver brochs. There must have been quite a community of Picts settled in Strath Naver. The broch was built beside two small ravines and a steep bank overlooking the River Naver. It has been robbed to death, but you can still make out short sections of inner and outer wall faces.

There is a footbridge at Skail apparently, but I didn't take that route as I wanted to visit the Eilean Garbh broch site as well. I walked from Rhifail and followed the track marked on the map. It was a long walk and rough going in places. Whatever you do, if you come from Rhifail, don't try to follow the river, find the track and stay with it. Perhaps it would be easier to see if that footbridge over the River Naver at Skail marked on the OS Explorer map is still there.

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Inshlampie 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.