Ardtreck Broch

Ardtreck Broch, Isle of Skye

Location

Nr Portnalong

Road

B8009

SatNav

Nr IV47 8SL

Dun Ardtreck is a D-shaped 'semi-broch' fortification (dun) located on the Minginish peninsula of Skye. It is close to the small village of Portnalong, situated on a rocky knoll on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea.


Finding this little Broch was not easy at first but there is a path from the road that once found takes you all the way there, albeit you'll need decent boots as it gets quite boggy in places.


Follow the B8009 through Carbost; turn left for Fiskavaig, then turn first right along the minor road towards Ardtreck Point. Just before the road ends at a gate to a house, park with consideration at the roadside. Walk down the gated farm track to the right. Follow the track as it passes to the right of a house, then cross a stile over a fence to the left. Cross the field and pass through a gate to pick up the footpath to the dun. On the day we visited it was extremely windy in this exposed part of Skye. As you can see fom the photo's, the scenery when you get there is breathtaking, so well worth the short walk.


The Dun has typical broch features, including galleries within the thickness of the wall which could be accessed from inside the dun. The entrance is equipped with door-checks and a guard cell.