{scotland} killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap

March 3, 2018

The Jacobites are very famous in Scotland and are all over Scottish history. During one of our first highlands sites visits was to Killiecrankie. Our tour group stopped here for a wee hike in the woods to the site where a Redcoat (British) soldier fleeing during the Battle of Killiecrankie jumped 5.5 meters (or 16 feet) across the River Garry and escaped from the Jacobite (representing Scotland) army. Legend has it that since he made that magnificent leap, the Jacobite army decided to let him go. It was such a nice little hike in the woods. It was lovely to get out of the tour bus/van and walk around in real Scottish nature. So much more of this kind of stuff to come!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands

A Scottish photo adventure:


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