Coill'ach a'chuil Broch (Loch Naver, The Broch, Ach a Chuil)

It must have been quite something living around Loch Naver during the Iron Age. It appears as if there are a couple of small crannogs near where the loch flows out into the River Naver, and it is possible the Picts channeled the water to catch salmon as they were running. Access is fairly simple, park somewhere off the road, walk down the track, and then walk along the shores of Loch Naver to the broch.

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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.