Thrumster Little broch

This is a rather well preserved broch by Caithness standards. It was just another grassy mound at one time, but the entire outer wall has been cleared and is just about complete. You can even see how the entrance was constucted despite all the lintels having been removed. It's another small broch, so my guess is it was originally built as a comms tower or signal station for line of sight communications.

I was able to park nearby and walk down the track rght to the broch. There is also a gate into the field beside it so once you find somewhere to park, access is simple and straightforward.

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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.