The King's Stone and Rosal Township

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There is an alluring remoteness about the Far North of Scotland, even the popularity of the North Coast 500 leaves a huge hinterland of tiny settlements and huge open landscapes which rarely see much in the way of human traffic. And yet this solitude and remoteness masks a dark history, of evictions, house-burning and the destruction of a way of life centuries old: The Clearances.

This walk along forest roads and wooded tracks visits an ancient stone circle overlooking a medieval battleground, with extensive views of Ben Klibreck, the most northerly Munro bar one, before visiting the melancholy ruins of Rosal Township, cleared by the Duke of Sutherland's Factor in 1816, in the name of capital and the establishment, and because sheep were more profitable than people.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Sutherland


Ancient Monument, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Woodland
4/2/2019 - Richard Hardy

Off road and lead free walking throughout. Be aware of possible livestock