Dun da-Lamh ***
Region: Aviemore & The Cairngorms
The Pictish fort of Dun da-Lamh is located on a rocky hill at the north-east end of Black Craig overlooking the junction of Glen Shira and the River Spey to the north and Strath Mashie and River Mashie to the south. The view from the fort is amazing!
The interior of the fort covers an area of some 4000 square metres. It is very uneven and includes several rocky outcrops. The east and south sides of the hill are steep and include several vertical crags.
The ramparts are built from small slabs. Part of the original face of the rampart survives above the rubble around all sides of the fort (and is best preserved towards the west end of the fort). The rampart is up to 7.5 metres in width and must have originally been an impressive fortification.
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