To Yarrows 1 March 03
An area steeped in history spanning thousands
of years. At first glance this quiet landscape today with its sheep
farms and crofts may look the idyllic life and indeed it has been at times
over the lest few thousand years. Along this quiet back road of
Caithness lies the recent past with its old thatched buildings and croft
houses, abandoned steadings and modern bungalows leading to the Yarrows
Broch itself just the prelude to an area covered in ancient history
evidenced by standing stones, stone rows, fort, brochs, chambered cairns
and much more.
In other section like archaeology you will
find many more pictures and references to what has been found and can be
seen. The Yarrows Archaeology Trail takes you on a journey around
some of the more prominent features still to be seen in this amazing
landscape. Most of it is as yet un touched by archaeologist although
recent forays at Oliclett with its mesolithic discoveries holds out the
possibility that much is yet to be uncovered about this mysterious part of
An Earlier Walk Round Yarrows Trail
At the Yarrows Trails you will see
1. Broch and Settlement 2. Round House 3. Round
House 4. Cairns
5. Standing Stones 6. Hilltop Enclosure 7. Long Cairn 8.
The full trip round the trail will take approximately 2 hours and a
reasonable level of fitness is required as it heads up a long slope.
It is advisable to wear heavy footwear and take waterproof clothing.
Some parts may be wet rough or slippery depending on the weather and time
Yarrows Heritage Trust
Caithness - Pictures of a few of the over 100 sites in the county.