Arichonan Clearance Village

Arichonan Clearance Village, Lochgilphead

Arichonan Clearance Village

Arichonan Clearance Village
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John H
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
Worth a visit.
Jan 2020
Atmospheric place where you can let your imagination run free! Hope the people who were evicted from here found a better life wherever they ended up.
Written 15 March 2020
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michellebutler981
Greenock, UK3 contributions
Stunn views
Feb 2020
Beautiful cottage very comfortable and cozy. Very stunning views around would loved more time to see more. Wee village was lovely and quiet lovely people. Would return.
Written 2 March 2020
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660rainne
London, UK18 contributions
Pretty village ruins
Jun 2019 • Couples
There is an information board at the top, it is a pleasant site with lovely views and about five house ruins and the barn, not as old as many of the castles etc around Kilmartin Glen but if you like exploring lost villages this is as atmospheric as any. We visited in june and didnt see anyone else. There's quite a walk up which is signed and not too steep or boggy & car parking at the Forestry Commision car park directly across from the access path.Not commercial, no activities, guides or facilities, single track road to access the car park.
Written 25 June 2019
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goggs176
Hamilton, UK31 contributions
Sunny afternoon at Arichonan
Apr 2019 • Couples
This village is about a half hour uphill walk rising about 100 metres along a grass track winding uphill from the forestry car park opposite at Glean a Gealbhan on the B8025. There are a number of houses remaining without roofs to give a good indication of the village as well as an board outlining some of the history of the clearances. There is a longer circular walk available but it is easier to return by same route. Beautiful views from the village to a loch below.
Written 1 May 2019
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Scotchmyth
Glasgow15 contributions
A Beautiful Spot, Where Time Has Hidden A Terrible Story (But It's Not Auchendrain!)
Apr 2017 • Family
This is one of too many clearance villages, where the people where driven from the land like the sheep that replaced them. You can walk through the ruins, and see glimpses back into what was - an old cooking pot in one room, fallen down walls all around.

I see some people have confused it with Auchendrain, which is a preserved village back on the road to Inverary. You'll get a lot more information there, but here you get the prickling on the back of your neck, that lets you know you're walking with unquiet ghosts.
Written 14 March 2018
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homebird12
Arbroath22 contributions
. A MONUMENT TO MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN
Jun 2017 • Couples
Easy to find .Park at Glean a Gealbhan. The car park is a few yards off the road into the forest. Walk back up to the entrance and cross the road to begin the walk back in time. The first section is a bit steep but the path levels off and the rest of the walk is along mostly moderate slopes. It is well worth the effort to get there.
This is not Auchindrain. There is no café and there are no toilets. So ignore the confused reviews above This is a site in ruins. A monument to man’s inhumanity to man. It must have been wonderful to live there in summer and extremely harsh in winter. But It was home to a viable community till the lairds put profit before women and children.
Written 27 June 2017
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Hollyhollyb123
Whitwick, UK102 contributions
Eerie in a nice spot
Mar 2017 • Couples
Nice little cluster of ruined buildings where you can imagine the little community that lived there before being kicked out. A real shame because it would be lovely little spot to call home.
Written 5 March 2017
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mornaball
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
Lovely
Oct 2016 • Family
Hard place to find even though i know the area well. Look for the forestry comission sign 'Glean a Gealbhan'. The walk starts across the road with a green signpost with a yellow band. Lovely little place with a lovely view. Some of the pictures in previous reviews are misleading as there are no buildings with roofs or furniture. All buildings are ruins.
Written 20 October 2016
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denise m
Devon UK159 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2016 • Couples
we had the place almost to ourselves, non commercial , lots of information and atmospheric . We walked round for about an hour and read lots of the boards.
Written 20 July 2016
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hfulton32
Paisley, UK410 contributions
Heart breaking site stupendous view
May 2016 • Friends
It's quite a climb to this site and you just have to tuck your car as tight to the verge as you can as there's no car park
But my it's worth it
The site has some ruined cottages sheep pens etc and is hugely evocative - a once thriving community/culture destroyed due to landlords greed - sheep are more profitable than poor people who cant pay high rents
It's silent now and a sad place but v beautiful and there's a lovely view down to a far off sea
Tho hard to find this is c worth visiting and you'll enjoy reading more in books giving a history of the site/area
Written 11 May 2016
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