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Kintradwell (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Kintradwell</b>Posted by Lianachan

Dun Borranish (Stone Fort / Dun) — Images

<b>Dun Borranish</b>Posted by Lianachan

Sysa (Artificial Mound) — Fieldnotes

I have to agree with the consensus that this "artificial mound" is enirely natural, although it does undoubtedly have many interesting tales associated with it.

Caroll (Broch) — Fieldnotes

An excellent, and well preserved, broch.

Caroll (Broch) — Images

<b>Caroll</b>Posted by Lianachan

Ousdale Burn (Broch) — Fieldnotes

Easily the best preserved broch on the northern Scottish mainland. Just inside the southern limit of Caithness. Not signposted from the A9. Time visits well to avoid it being totally overgrown.

Ousdale Burn (Broch) — Images

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Clach Na H-Uaighe (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Clach Na H-Uaighe</b>Posted by Lianachan

Castle Spynie (Broch) — Images

<b>Castle Spynie</b>Posted by Lianachan<b>Castle Spynie</b>Posted by Lianachan

Carn Liath, Farr (Broch) — Images

<b>Carn Liath, Farr</b>Posted by Lianachan

Eldrable (Broch) — Images

<b>Eldrable</b>Posted by Lianachan

Kintradwell (Broch) — Images

<b>Kintradwell</b>Posted by Lianachan

Carn Nam Buth (Broch) — Images

<b>Carn Nam Buth</b>Posted by Lianachan

Kilearnan (Broch) — Images

<b>Kilearnan</b>Posted by Lianachan

Gailiable (Broch) — Images

<b>Gailiable</b>Posted by Lianachan<b>Gailiable</b>Posted by Lianachan

Balvalaich (Broch) — Images

<b>Balvalaich</b>Posted by Lianachan

Kilearnan (Broch) — Images

<b>Kilearnan</b>Posted by Lianachan

Kilearnan Hill (Broch) — Images

<b>Kilearnan Hill</b>Posted by Lianachan

Feranach (Broch) — Images

<b>Feranach</b>Posted by Lianachan

The Great U of Stemster (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

Whereas the site has always been within a fenced area, overgrown and neglected and with a landowner who didn't want people to enter the site I am happy to report that it is now a delight to visit.

The grass has been cut back, and the fences have been repositioned. There is now no fence between the site and the layby/parking place. If you want to visit the immediately adjacent chambered tomb, though, be prepared to climb a (nice, new, shiny) fence and risk the wrath of the land owner.

Glencoe Standing Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The nearest notable stone to this NGR that I'm aware of is Clach Eanruig at NN 1043 5866, which is not a standing stone itself.

There are no standing stones in Glencoe, according to the NMRS. It's a cool, and slightly suspicious, looking stone, but I strongly suspect it's otherwise unremarkable.

Ord Hill (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Ord Hill</b>Posted by Lianachan

Knockfarrel (Hillfort) — Images

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Ord Hill (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

Very nice walk Forestry Commission walk, accessed by talking the Drumsmittal turning off the A9 (just north of Kessock bridge) or from the picnic area on the southbound carriageway.

One of the four hillforts with direct line of sight to Craig Phadraig hillfort, above Inverness. Heavy tree coverage means that only Knockfarrel to the west is easily visible.

There are extensive remains of the walls of the south west side of this vitrified fort, of which I've posted photographs.

The superb views in all directions that you might expect from this site are rendered almost totally nonexistant by dense forestry.

Ord Hill (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Ord Hill</b>Posted by Lianachan<b>Ord Hill</b>Posted by Lianachan<b>Ord Hill</b>Posted by Lianachan

Balnabeinn Hut Circle (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

The photographs don't do this justice - it's one of the best preserved hut circles I've ever seen. It even still contains traces of an internal dividing wall.

It's an off-path walk across heather and boggy ground.

Balnabeinn Hut Circle (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

<b>Balnabeinn Hut Circle</b>Posted by Lianachan<b>Balnabeinn Hut Circle</b>Posted by Lianachan

Torr Phadruig (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

One of the many cairns in this part of Caithness. An off-path walk, through heather and boggy ground.

Torr Phadruig (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Torr Phadruig</b>Posted by Lianachan

Dorrery (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

One of the many chambered cairns in this part of Caithness. This one is visible from the road. Visited at the end of our circuit of the many sites around Ben Dorrery and Beinn Freiceadain.

Dorrery (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Torr Beag (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

One of the many chambered cairns in this part of Caithness. An off-path walk, through heather and boggy ground.

Torr Beag (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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Ben Dorrery (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Ben Dorrery (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

A short, but steep and off-path, walk down to the west of the mast that sits atop Ben Dorrery.

Torr Mor (Round Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Round cairn, with a cist on the top.

Torr Mor (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Torr Mor</b>Posted by Lianachan
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