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King's Caves

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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland

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Sea shore and Forrest walk

Walked this in the monsoons. Don't let the weather put you off walking the route. Lovely views over the shore line. Mixture of forest and rocky beach . Easy to walk. Walked alone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
AudreyfromYork
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked this in the monsoons. Don't let the weather put you off walking the route. Lovely views over the shore line. Mixture of forest and rocky beach . Easy to walk. Walked alone and felt safe to do so. No other walkers but probably due to the weather. Took packed lunch and ate in the caves. A bit of a... More 

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Thank AudreyfromYork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's about 4 miles from Blackwaterfoot to the caves along mixed terrain, but the caves are cool. If we'd realised how far it is we'd have taken snacks. Would be good if there was some info available. There's nothing there so unless you know the story already it's just a cave. Nice walk though and cool when you know about... More 

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Thank Cocopop25
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to visit if tou are on Arran, but it is not much more than a large cave. Not much information or other things to see. Nice walk to get to it though.

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Thank Dudenix
Barrowford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great walk- about 5k with some hills. Stunning sea views and plenty of wildlife. Lovely views across to Blackwaterfoot and Drumadoon cliffs.

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Thank GeorginaWalker
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure if the caves are worth the effort, but the walk itself is brilliant. Coastal views and woodland.

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Thank PeteLucy434
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a strenuous walk, but oh so worth the effort! Walk can be either started from Blackwaterfoot or from the forestry car park between Blackwaterfoot & Machrie (left hand side of road). Very well maintained forestry paths, uphill all the way, but the views are amazing, eventually you drop down to the shore, fab place to stop for a... More 

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Thank Susan M
Witham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The info said 2 1\2 hrs but only took us 1 1\2 hrs. Would be great to take a picnic to the beach. Caves are awesome but there's not much else. The woodland walk was cool and invigorating the views spectacular can be difficult on the coast decent for unsteady people small children or if wet.

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Thank Karen041957
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this walk with our baby in tow. We saw a family almost put off by the sign suggesting it takes up to 2.5 hours but if you stay on the main path and only visit the main cave, we did it in 1 hour ten minutes with lots of photo stops and looking around the cave. Well worth... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing at the map sign, we saw there were two directions that could be taken to the caves. We decided to go left and, as we found out later, this is the path less frequently taken. We were glad we did. It is a wonderful walk, first through dense pine forest- moss and lichen everywhere, a photographer's dream. Initially, it... More 

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Settle, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited King's Caves on the penultimate evening of our stay. We parked in the car park near Machrie and took the southerly (slightly shorter, I think) path to and from the caves. It is quite a long walk on a very well made track and is quite suitable for all ages. It does get a little steep going down... More 

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