Dun Gearymore broch, Skye

Dun Gearymore is similar to Dun Borrafiach in that it is a huge fortress of a broch built on high ground. A lot of the Skye brochs are quite small in comparison. There is still much to see here as well, including original stonework. There is an open chamber in the walls too, which is a nice feature of the broch.

Access is the same as for Dun Borrafiach. Park across from the church at Trumpan, walk up the single track road and follow the track marked on the map. I call it a track, but it's rather boggy and muddy in places. You can see both brochs from the track, but if the weather closes in or the fog comes down, this is one easy place to get disoriented and lost. As there are extremely hazardous cliffs along the coast, have a map and compass, or GPS, always know where you are, and wear proper hill clothing and boots.

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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.