A historic place to roam
The Battle of Glenshiel took place here in 1719 between British government forces and an alliance of Jacobite and Spanish troops. Look carefully and you'll still see some of the fortifications they erected on the hillside. You can also access a mountain path to the Five Sisters of Kintail – a classic ridgewalk with three Munros (mountains over 3000 feet / 914 metres).
The nearest toilets and eating places are in Shiel Bridge to the north and the Cluanie Inn to the east.
Mountain biking trails
There’s a powerful sense of history here, with steep mountains rushing upwards from the battlefield on both sides.
How to get here
From Shiel Bridge follow the A87 south for about 7 miles (11.2 km). The car park is on your left at grid reference NH 008 135.
IV40 8HU is the nearest postcode at Achnagart, before you reach the car park.
The Glasgow to Skye bus stops at the Cluanie Inn, about 5 miles / 8 km away. You'll find timetables at Traveline Scotland.
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