Trantlemore broch

A turf covered mound with very little to see above ground. There are a few big stones of what was probably the ground course of the original external wall showing in places, but not much else. One interesting aspect here is line of sight inland to Carn Liath and then The Borg, as well as line of sight to Upper Bighouse. I'm confident this line of sight would have continued north to the coast and south to link up via cairns and duns to the Suisgill broch in the Strath of Kildonan.

Parking is again a problem. I parked on a grassy verge up near the Melvich road and walked from there to both the Carn Liath broch and this one. There is a gate into the field beside the broch so access is easy once you find parking.

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Trantlemore 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.