Coich Burn Broch

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Looking at the map, I'm pretty sure this broch would have been in liine of sight of the Killin broch. It's hard to say, but if you draw a straight line between the two, the line of sight skirts the edge of Carrol Rock, and when you consider both brochs would have been between 20ft to 30ft in height, I would surmise that these two brochs could have had direct lines of communication. In any case, there is a cairn high on the hill behind Balnacoil lodge, which could have been a part of that communication chain.

Access is simple, and you can park 100yds down the single track road from the bridge. There is a gate in a deer fence beside the road, and from there an easy track takes you right to the broch, which isn't far up the hill.


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