Hill walk routes to climb in SW Scotland - also coastal paths and National Scenic Areas with maps, pictures and other useful information based on extensive local knowledge
St Ninian's Cave to Isle of Whithorn
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View into St Ninian's cave View into St Ninian's cave View into St Ninian's cave
04 The picture above shows the full depth of the cave - it is not spectacular as caves go except that is associated with St Ninian and pilgrimages.
Around the mouth of the cave pilgrims leave crosses such as the one made of drift wood in the first picture below. Pebbles from the beach are also left with messages on them on any available ledge. Ancient crosses which were in this cave are now in the museum at Whithorn.
The third picture shows the view from inside the cave back along the beach. Our route now takes us that way (easward) up onto the cliff at the far end of the beach.
Driftwood cross and stones with messages
View from inside St Ninian's cave
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