Arrochar Caves Walk

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4.5 km
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137 m
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The Arrochar Caves Walk, found in Arrochar, UK, is a 4.5 km trail that leads through a scenic forest, up a hill, and on to the Arrochar Caves. The caves are said to have been the resting place for the army of Robert the Bruce, following their defeat in 1306 in Methven. This walk invites you to experience a piece of Scottish history while enjoying the natural beauty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and it doesn’t get much better than that!

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Route Description for Arrochar Caves Walk

The Arrochar Caves have long been a point of interest for walkers, climbers, and historians, due to their craggy features and their woven history with Robert the Bruce and his army. The trail begins from the car park and leads uphill through a lovely forest, passing a shooting range along the way. The caves soon appear and are ripe for exploring! Spend as much or as little time as you’d like, squeezing through the crevices to find covert pathways and hideouts, then complete the walk by continuing back to the car park where the trail began.

Getting to the Arrochar Caves Walk Trailhead

The Arrochar Caves Walk begins from the Succoth car park, found in Arrochar. From the A83, head toward the A814 and drive for less than a mile before turning left to enter the Succoth car park, where the walk begins.

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