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The Borg

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<b>The Borg</b>Posted by LesHamiltonImage © Les Hamilton
Nearest Town:Thurso (28km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   NC89935095 / Sheet: 10
Latitude:58° 25' 59.32" N
Longitude:   3° 53' 7.08" W

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June 5, 2017

Driving north through Strath Halladale, it is difficult to miss the huge bulk of The Borg looming above on your right, standing atop a mound 38 metres tall and about 200 metres distant. It is an impressive edifice built of large rounded boulders, many of which now form a mantle of tumble all around it.

Although much of the broch wall has degenerated into a field of tumbled blocks, there are still some sections where the structure endures, particularly so in the west where neat courses can be seen rising to a height of three metres. At the other extreme, to the north, the walling has all but disappeared, creating an opening into the central court.

The entrance passage, now largely blocked by debris, lies a little east of south, andcan be traced through the entire thickness of the broch wall, and most of its lintels remain in place.

The Borg is most certainly a worthwhile stop on the route north, not least because its elevated position affords splendid views along Strath Halladale.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
9th August 2018ce
Edited 9th August 2018ce

Located on the east of the A897, just south of Trantlemore. Easily visible from the road, at the top of a small hill.

A short, but quite steep, walk across boggy heather.
Posted by Lianachan
5th April 2005ce
Edited 6th April 2005ce