Site: Blackwaterfoot

Name:Blackwaterfoot CISP No:BLFOO
Place:Blackwaterfoot Grid Ref:NR 8800 3000 (GB)   Map
Parish:Kilmory Stones:3
County:Arran , Scotland Saint(s):none
Site Type:landscape setting

Site Notes

Forsyth/1996, 93: `...the largest of a string of caves in the sandstone cliffs about 3 km north of Blackwaterfoot'.

Fisher/2001, 65: `The 'King's Cave' is the largest of a group of caves in the W-facing sandstone cliff immediately above the rocky shore of Kilbrannan Sound. It is situated at the foot of the W slope of Torr Righ Mór ('big hillock of the king') and 1.6km N of the hill-fort of Drumadoon. ... A smaller cave some 80m to the S, reached from the mouth of the main cave by a natural tunnel known as the 'King's Stable', also contains an interlace carving. .. The earlier carvings [in The King's Cave] comprise crosses, human figures, interlaced snakes and ogham inscriptions, all of probable early medieval date'.