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Burg Ruadh broch

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The original broch wall is still standing and is exposed on the north side where it is best preserved. The entrance is not visible, but I would suggest it faces An Dun broch further down Berriedale Water. There is an opening into what remains of a gallery or chamber, with lintels still in place.

Find parking on the A9 and use the track to Borgue Loch and then cut across the moor to Burg Ruadh. There is no track from the loch to the broch, and walking is difficult. This is rough walking in a remote area, so appropriate hill walking skills and clothing would be required to access the broch.

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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.

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