Explore the history of a once-thriving croft settlement
When foresters felled the trees here in 1994 they uncovered the remains of this once-thriving crofting township. The residents were evicted 200 years ago to make way for sheep grazing and then later for planting trees. Wander through birch woods to reach the silent settlement and find out more about the families that once lived here.
Miss Christina Stewart from Edinburgh bought the Glenmorvern Estate in 1824, and ordered the entire population to be evicted at once. With no official lease for their crofts, the families had no choice but to leave. We now protect these ruins as an atmospheric reminder of the area's heritage. Find out more about the heritage of Aoineadh Mòr in our 'Learn' section.
A charming trail through native oak and birch woodland to reach the ruined Clearance village of Aoineadh Mòr, once home to Mary Cameron and her family.
Uneven grassy and gravel surface. Some rocky and slightly muddy sections. Includes steep slopes and one short narrow section.
Allow ¾ hours
This path is named in memory of Mary Cameron, who left a moving account of the clearance of Aoineadh Mòr in 1824. You can explore the township paths and return along the same route or on the higher level James's Path.
Climb up through the conifers to a fabulous viewpoint overlooking Loch Doire nam Mart, before emerging near the Clearance township.
Long steep slopes with some rocky steps. Uneven grassy surface with some rocky and muddy sections.
Allow 1 hour
This trail commemorates James Cameron, who carried his aged mother out of the valley on his back during the Clearances. You can wander round the township paths and return by the same route or on the lower level Mary's Path.
Facilities & access
You'll find public toilets and places to eat, drink and buy basic supplies at Lochaline.
From Lochaline take the A884 north. Turn left after about 3½ miles (5.5 km) onto an unclassified road signposted Kinloch (Teacuis). Aoineadh Mòr is along this road on the left after about 2½ miles (4.2 km).
PA80 5XE is the nearest postcode.
There are buses from Fort William to Lochaline several times a week. Find timetables at Traveline Scotland.
The Mull ferry runs regularly between Lochaline and Fishnish.
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