Ousdale Broch, near Berriedale

Following the completion of excavation work in 2020, Ousdale Broch now ranks as perhaps the finest example of these distinctive iron-age defensive structures in Caithness. The short walk to it across the moorland passes the Borg, the scant ruins of a nineteenth century settlement which was a victim of the Highland Clearances.


Well constructed footpath; downhill to broch, ascent on return.

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None to start.


Small parking area off old section of A9. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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