Arieniskill to Prince Charlie's Cave

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The footpath follows an old track once used by the local postman to deliver mail to Meoble, when there was either sufficient to warrant the trip or not too much to be too heavy a burden. The track climbs by a burn with pools and waterfalls to a more open aspect near the top. Once the path was shown by telephone cables overhead, but now the walker may only occasionally catch a glimpse of a buried cable in the peat at their feet.

At the top there are super views along Loch Beoraid and over Meoble towards Loch Morar, but don't forget to look behind as you climb too! If you are lucky you may see a pair of sea eagles fly in from Morar and there are often red deer near the fence.

The path down to Meoble is very steep and there is no way out north except by boat. A few metres down this path is a cave attributed as a resting-place of Bonnie Prince Charlie before he went across to Loch Mama and down Glen Beasdale to take the boat to Skye - 'Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing'.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Lochaber


Birds, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, River, Waterfall
4/26/2015 - Tom and Joyce Kay

This continues to be a walk full of interest and proceeds into a very remote area of the highlands. Although it is quite short it can be extended to make a demanding outing. Look out for the sympathetically placed memorial cairn and plaque at NM79338367 near to the path. The memorial commemorates the loss of a Shackleton of No 206 squadron RAF which crashed due to icing on 21st December 1967 with the loss of all 13 crew.