The Glenelg Brochs

The Glenelg Brochs

Later, the same day… we’d both always wanted to see brochs, so given the opportunity, we ODed a bit. We’d seen a few brochs on Skye and clambered around a couple. On the recommendation of our host at Balmacarra, we came back from Skye to the mainland on the Kyle Rhea ferry and took the road through Glenelg to the brochs. Here’s a map if you ever want to do the walk. There’s an Iron Age enclosure on the hillside nearby, too.

Dun Telve

I wasn’t prepared for how high and how complete the broch was. I also wasn’t prepared for meeting my first Druid. Both were highlights of the trip, she was amused about crazy Australians chasing dragonflies with a camera and had some good tips on dealing with the midges, too.

Dun Telve

Dun Telve

Dun Telve

Dun Telve Dun Telve

Dun Telve

Dun Telve

Dun Telve
Spot the dragon fly

Dun Telve

Dun Telve

Dun Telve
Our next stop, Dun Troddan seen from Dun Telve

Dun Troddan

Less complete, but as a result some of the walls were sectioned giving a better insight in to how it was built and how it would have been to live in.

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

That’s Dun Troddan House in the middle distance

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Dun Troddan

Looking back to Dun Telve

I didn’t think the road back past Eileen Donan was anywhere near as bad as we had been warned by our hosts, but that might have something to do with driving down a mountain pass every day at home. The last descent was a beauty.


More brochs

Skye brochs – two more brochs

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