King’s Caves Walk

Tormore, Isle of Arran


King’s Caves Walk
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About King’s Caves Walk

From the well-signposted car park on the Machrie road, following the path out of the right hand side of the car park. It traces the edge of the forest and gives glorious views along the coast and over to the northern mainland, before sloping sharply down to beach level.

Along the cliff face you’ll find many little inlets and caves, along to the so-called King’s Cave. Assuming the gate is open, you can explore the cave (take a torch for the darker crannies!) and uncover graffiti from previous visitors stretching back hundreds of years. Some of the carvings in the stone are believed to be up to 2,000 years old. You certainly can sense the history!

It’s surprisingly light inside, and there’s plenty of space, so it shouldn’t trouble people who are fearful of enclosed spaces. The back walls go pretty deep, but the front part of the cave is very open and light.

The walk back up to the car park is gentle and passes through some lovely forest surroundings. All in all, allow a couple of hours for the walk, but it’s not especially challenging.

Best Time To Visit

An all year round attraction

  • Features

    • Well surfaced trail through forest and along shore line. Gentle slopes and no steep climbs. Well signposted and circular route back to car park. The King’s Cave is an impressive mid-way destination and a pleasant bonus for walkers. Spectacular ocean and mountain views. A well documented and promoted walk.

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