Carn Mor Broch, Birchfield

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Built on a prominent site above the Kyle of Sutherland, not far from the Carn Mor broch. It is a large cairn according to the 0NB, an uncertain broch according to Graham (A Graham 1949), and a much ruined broch according to Watson (W J Watson 1904). In 1888 it stood 5-6 ft high, and the overall diameter was about 65 ft.

Take the single track road from Ardgay, which runs along the south banks of the Kyle of Sutherland (it doesn't appear to have a name), and both this and the Carn Mor broch are within walking distance of the road. You can see this broch from the road, so it's easy to find. If there is livestock in the field, check with the farmer for permission for access.


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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.