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Ousdale Burn


<b>Ousdale Burn</b>Posted by LianachanImage © Lianachan
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  • Allt a’Bhurg

Nearest Town:Dornoch (40km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   ND07131881 / Sheet: 17
Latitude:58° 8' 54.81" N
Longitude:   3° 34' 40.59" W

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Caithness Iron Age stone tower conserved

Conservation work has been completed on an Iron Age drystone tower that was damaged by Victorian archaeologists.

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th December 2020ce

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Cheers Lianachan... superb site, in my opinion far superior to Carn Liath down the coast - you'll get no semi-interested tourists here.

Park just within the Caithness boundary, where there's a little service link-road off the southern carriageway. The broch is out of sight, at the end of the deep gulley down the hill to your left - if you've a map and compass (and a hopeless sense of direction such as I have) a bearing might be a good idea at this point.

The broch is overgrown, but very well preserved internally, with a great entrance passage and guard chambers, not to mention stair passage, too. The farmer came to 'check me out whilst I was there' - unless driving up to walk his dogs for two minutes is normal practice - but no problems in this respect.

Incidentally there's a great view where the gulley meets the sea - I've therefore posted a photo.
13th June 2009ce

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. Posted by Lianachan
2nd April 2008ce