Culloden marked the end of the Jacobite cause,
Killiecrankie was the beginning. The battle took place
at a wooded gorge a mile from Trust property in 1689
and government troops led by King William were routed. The Jacobite
forces were led by John Graham of Claverhouse, who was mortally
wounded in battle.
He is forever rememberd in the popular song, ‘Bonnie
government soldier fleeing from battle made a
spectacular leap across the river worthy of a long-jump
champion. The place is now known as Soldiers Leap.
The wooded gorge was one of Queen Victoria’s
favourite spots, and there are numerous interesting
walks. The pass is on the network of Garry-Tummel
walks, which cover a distance of 20 miles. The visitor centre
features the battle and the natural history of the area.
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