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Loch of Yarrows Archaeological Trail

<b>Loch of Yarrows Archaeological Trail</b>Posted by greywetherSouth Yarrows S © greywether
Nearest Town:Wick (9km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   ND306434 / Sheets: 11, 12
Latitude:58° 22' 25.3" N
Longitude:   3° 11' 11.9" W

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Leaflets available from Tourist Information offices. Parking at grid reference.

Trail includes one broch, the two South Yarrows chambered tombs and the three Warehouse tombs plus other sites.

It could be extended to include Kenny's Cairn and Garrywhin.
greywether Posted by greywether
3rd December 2003ce
Edited 3rd December 2003ce

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Warehouse S (Chambered Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Warehouse S</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
3rd May 2016ce

South Yarrows S (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>South Yarrows S</b>Posted by GLADMAN<b>South Yarrows S</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
19th March 2016ce

Warehouse E (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Warehouse E</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
9th February 2013ce

South Yarrows N (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>South Yarrows N</b>Posted by thelonious<b>South Yarrows N</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
5th October 2011ce

South Yarrows S (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>South Yarrows S</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
5th October 2011ce

Warehouse S (Chambered Tomb) — Images

<b>Warehouse S</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
3rd October 2011ce

South Yarrows Broch — Images

<b>South Yarrows Broch</b>Posted by GLADMAN GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
8th August 2010ce

South Yarrows Broch — Fieldnotes

At first sight - from a distance - this looks a bit of a mess..... but persevere since the siting is magnificent, with trout (I think) jumping all over the place, and the construction techniques of your ancient broch builder well seen. Boy, these people were dudes when it came to building dry stone walls!

Clearly the level of the loch has risen over the millennia - unless the inhabitants were like Kevin Costner in Waterworld - since the broch interior now resembles a pond... ditto a perfectly formed wall chamber with mural stairway exposed

So, not as good as Ousdale, perhaps, but - particularly taken as part of the Yarrows complex - this broch had my poor old brain in overload mode. Suggest it's a good idea to do the Yarrows walk in 'reverse', so to speak. Not to be intentionally contrary you understand, but so you can relax here at the end of a long afternoon....
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
6th June 2009ce
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