Usshilly Tulloch broch (The Tulloch)

A grassy mound is all there is to see with a scattering of stone poking through the ground. It looks as if the broch has been extensively quarried on one side.

I parked in a layby on the A9 which is signposted (see photo below), then walked along the track towards Corr and cut down the hill to the broch just before the small forestry plantation marked on the map. There is a high stone dyke topped by barbed wire to negotiate going this route, but I found a gate through the dyke which was fiddly but easy enough to open and close. You will have to look for the gate as getting over that dyke isn't really an option. The gate is before you get to the forestry plantation, just up from the Dun.

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Usshilly Tulloch 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.