MHG8455 - King's Cave & King's Footpath


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Type and Period (2)

  • CAVE (Early Medieval - 561 AD to 1057 AD)
  • PATH (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH87SW 15 8393 7104 to 8365 7080.

NH 8386 7105: King's Cave (NAT) Alleged abode of royal recluse King Nechtan in AD 724.
NH 8365 7080: King's Footpath (NAT) Known as Cadha Neachdain (King's Path).
W J Watson 1910

King's Cave is still extant and known locally. King's Footpath is a relatively easy approach down the steep coastal slope. Intermittent vague traces of a beaten path can be seen.
Visited by OS 13 January 1978

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Grid reference Centred NH 8393 7104 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH87SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish NIGG

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