Allt a' Chaorainn

This walk takes you to Johnny Blair’s Garden. Johnny Blair was a local man who made a garden with trees, flowers and vegetables on the top of the hill to prove that crops could grow even on such an unpromising site. Its unusual profile is due to its use in prehistoric times as a double palisaded enclosure.

On the summit you can make out the line of the wooden fortifications by the depressions on the ground where the timbers have rotted. During recent archaeological exploration the remains of burnt wood have been found in the sheep scrapes round the top of the mound.

A detailed description of this route is to be found in the fully illustrated Wildcat Trail Brochure, available from the community-run Wildcat Centre on the Main Street or from the Post Office if the Centre is closed.