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Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

I continued from Clachtoll Broch walking along the coastline until I reached the small beach of Stoer.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

First I wondered why it was a bit smelly on the beach until I saw the decomposing dead seal lying there – or better said someone pointed it out to me.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church. Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

Back in the village I finally walked to the old church I´ve seen from the road.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

View towards Clachtoll.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church. Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church. Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church. Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

Walking back to Clachtoll beach.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

And some coffee was waiting for me at the Flossie beach hut, a little shop.

Walking from Clachtoll Broch along the beach to the church.

The heatwave was over and Clachtoll beach was pretty empty again – perfect for a little walk around the beach and the cliffs towards Clachtoll broch.

Clachtoll Broch 1

Scotlands traffic wardens

 

clachtoll beach

Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.

Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.

Going down towards the beach, and coming by the former salmon bothy. The poles outside were used to dry the nets. And inside there is a “fisherman” waiting to tell you their story.

Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.

The Icehouse for storing the salmon

Clachtoll Broch 2

Salmon Bothy

Clachtoll Broch 3 Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.

Walking along the cliffs toward the broch – is quite an easy but a very lovely walk. For directions have a look at WalkingHighlands.

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Clachtoll Broch

Finally, I caught the first glimpse of the broch.

Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.

The weather got moodier and moodier which added an extra layer of atmosphere. Clachtoll Broch was the home of a family in the Iron Age and was destroyed by a huge fire.

Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.Hiking from Clachtoll Beach in Assynt to the broch.