Around Culloden

This is night No.108/2018 living in my caravan. This is my 2nd night at the Culloden Moor C&MC Site near Inverness.

Got up around 0630 to a clear but cold morning. The car and the van had a good coating of frost. Again, I did not feel it at all in the van!

After taking the dogs for a blast round the forest next door, we had breakfast and then headed down into Culloden Village to take a walk around the woods.

It's was clear at the site, but very foggy as the land dropped into Culloden. It made the woods very different.

We passed St Mary's Well, a 'clootie well' in the woods.

As we gained some height, it did start to clear a bit. It's a good hours walking which forms part of a Culloden Trail and passes the 'Prisoners Stone' just up ahead from here.

After lunch, took the dogs over the Kessock Bridge to Ord Hill, a FC wood with an orienteering course. There a great walk which gives good views over the Moray Firth.

It's quite a high level walk. This is looking down on the Kessock Bridge.

After returning to the car, we took the short drive to Munlochy. The woods there are where the more famous 'Clootie Well' is located. There is a nice wee forest walk, but first you have to pass by this stuff. It is everywhere, and due to it's popularity, in my opinion it's no longer the historically important site it once was.

To be honest, it's a dump of a place. I'm not sure what part of his body this 'workie' was hoping to cure?!


  1. Completely agree with the grumpy assessment of these so-called "clootie points". They are an unhygenic and unsightly mess. While I understand, and can accept, shrines on the Scottish hills (unlike my two brethern), I abhor these rag-strewn creations. I think we should start a reverse movement - to encourage walkers to remove (rather than place) one item each time they encounter such cheap dumps.


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