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Tordarroch Fort



The second last stop of the day saw us land Tordarroch and after a quick revisit to the Ring Cairn it was onwards to the fort. I pulled in due west of the cairn on a wide grassy part and then followed the road north west towards Tordarroch Lodge. (which looks like a refashioned tower castle) Just before the lodge there is track heading south west near some wooden chalets. Jump 2 gates and walk about 200 meters and the fort is in front of you to the north west, easily recognisable as a small rocky outcrop.

Defences include earthfast stones, massive glacerials and a sheer drop into the River Nairn. Today it was also defended by a bull, a speciality in the area apparently. The entrance to the fort is in the east but not accessible, today, thanks to the efficient guard bull. However I walked to the far west of the fort, went a wee bit downhill, jumped the fence and climbed up into the central fort thwarting the security with the help of a fence which splits the site in two.

Great all round views in an area that has a lot more sites to be explored.

Visited 18/10/2016.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th October 2016ce
Edited 21st October 2016ce

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