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.
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.
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.
That’s Dun Troddan House in the middle distance
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.
Skye brochs – two more brochs