Warehouse Hill Broch

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Plenty of archaeology here, and even quite a bit to see poking through the grassy mound. There is even a section of original stonework showing. An interesting aspect of the broch is the Iron Age stone bridge over the burn right beside it, which is still there.

No easy access to this one unfortunately, this is a major trek no matter which route you take. It's rough going too, through heather, moor and bog. This is a serious day out and isn't one for the unprepared. Be sure to have a map and compass with you as well, because if the fog comes down you will be lost without them. Only walkers who understand the moor and know what they're doing should attempt this. I parked at Loch of Yarrows and walked from there, but in hindsight I would choose another route were I to return, as the track to the chambered cairns marked on the map is non existent in many places.


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