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Kilphedir

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<b>Kilphedir</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Dornoch (36km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NC994189 / Sheet: 17
Latitude:58° 8' 51.63" N
Longitude:   3° 42' 33.32" W

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This vies with Dun Mhaigh as my favourite broch on the Mainland.

Superbly sited, with excellent views up and down Strath of Kildonan, it's a bit of a climb to reach, but well worth the effort. Although collapsed in on itself to a degree, internal details can still be discerned and there's also a substantial circular ditch surrounding the site.

Although I received a fearful hammering from progressive showers sweeping up the valley, I wouldn't have missed this for the world.

Access is not an issue since as I parked the car the farmer came by on his quad bike (complete with collie clearly enjoying the ride as only a dog can do) and waved cheerfully. Right on!

Check out the beautiful hue of the stones, too!
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
21st June 2009ce

Above A897. Parking easy. Steep climb. greywether Posted by greywether
2nd December 2003ce