Visited: May 29, 2015
Excavated by Countess Latour, who was the first to excavate brochs on the Isle of Skye—Dun Fhiadhart in 1892 and Dun Beag in 1914—Dun Totaig is now largely a mass of tumbled stones, particularly in the interior. Nonetheless, some structure does remain: a good section of foundation course in the south and a neatly built section of entrance passage in the north.
The Dun lies less than a kilometre from Uiginish House, from where a good farm track leads southwest from beside a large barn.
One problem I faced came where the initially straight path bore left as it started to circle round the foot of Beinn a'Ghuail, a low (57 metrte) gorse-clad hill. The path became increasingly muddy, and after 100 metres or so the mud was over the top of my boots.
So I climbed the fence into the field on the left, which provided good walking to the Dun. There is in fact a gate into this field at the point where the path forks (the left branch heading southeast towards Dun Chaich). Provided there is no livestock grazing, this would have been the best mode of approach.
Posted by LesHamilton
1st July 2015ce