Leadoch Broch (Duchary)

There is nothing left to see here but a pile of plundered rubble. There is however, one small section where the original stonework still exists and is visible. I suspect there is much underground still intact awaiting excavation. The views over Loch Brora are astonishing.

Access is the same as for the Carrol broch, and you could probably manage both in a day trip. It is best to park at the ford across the River Brora (marked on the map), at the start of the forestry track along the north bank of Loch Brora, where there is plenty of car parking space, and walk from there. The broch can be difficult to find owing to the little of it that's left being overgrown, so be sure to take your map with you.

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Disclaimer: Some brochs were built with military defensive purpose, and as such can be situated in extremely dangerous areas, such as on the edge of cliffs and ravines. Additionally, these are Iron Age structures, most of them in ruins, and they are extremely hazardous, with crumbling stone walls and hidden chambers. Existing walls, lintels, and passages could collapse at any time. The information here is provided free but it is your responsibility to ensure its accuracy, ensure your own safety, and acquire permissions for access where necessary. Accessing brochs is done entirely at your own risk.