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A Beautiful Spot, Where Time Has Hidden A Terrible Story (But It's Not Auchendrain!)

This is one of too many clearance villages, where the people where driven from the land like the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018

Easy to find .Park at Glean a Gealbhan. The car park is a few yards off the road into the forest... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is one of too many clearance villages, where the people where driven from the land like the sheep that replaced them. You can walk through the ruins, and see glimpses back into what was - an old cooking pot in one room, fallen down...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Scotchmyth
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Easy to find .Park at Glean a Gealbhan. The car park is a few yards off the road into the forest. Walk back up to the entrance and cross the road to begin the walk back in time. The first section is a bit steep...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank homebird12
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little cluster of ruined buildings where you can imagine the little community that lived there before being kicked out. A real shame because it would be lovely little spot to call home.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Holly1977
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hard place to find even though i know the area well. Look for the forestry comission sign 'Glean a Gealbhan'. The walk starts across the road with a green signpost with a yellow band. Lovely little place with a lovely view. Some of the pictures...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank mornaball
Reviewed 21 July 2016

we had the place almost to ourselves, non commercial , lots of information and atmospheric . We walked round for about an hour and read lots of the boards.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank deniseandbob
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It's quite a climb to this site and you just have to tuck your car as tight to the verge as you can as there's no car park But my it's worth it The site has some ruined cottages sheep pens etc and is hugely...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank hfulton32
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Hard to believe people eeked a living on this land, however they did. Then they were thrown out of their homes and off the land. Nice gentle walk from car park, well signed.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Lynne V
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Worth the treck for the view if the historical bit is not your thing. The story however is quite shocking, especially given the remoteness of the site. Glad I did not live in those times.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank John V
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

A good steady walk with a reward at the end viewing the clearing ruins! Very informative boards on-site, great views and enjoyed the old cauldrons, fireplaces etc...Worth a visit if your interested in a bit of history and can use your imagination in terms of...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Emma M
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The interpretation board provides sufficient information for you to gain an understanding of what life must have been like. I doubt if the residents really had time to appreciate the amazing views down Scotnish.

Date of experience: July 2015
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