Location E - Corrodale: Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail

Glen Corrodale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail

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Neil MacEachain's Narrative of the Wanderings of Prince Charles in the Hebrides:

"The next day being the 10th of May, it was determined to send him to Corodale, a little pleasant glen in South Uist, belonging to Neil MacDonald, where there were two country houses, and conveniency enough for his concealment. Neil was appointed for to conduct him thither, whom he desired to remain still with him. About eleven o’lock at night, they set out with Neil, who was their faithful guide, towards Corodale , where they arrived next day about six in the afternoon; when they came near the house, Neil left him under a rock while he went in to see if there were no strangers there; and finding none but Ranald, his brother, who had come thither the day before by Neil's own orders, he presently returned where he left the prince, and conducted him to the house. He seemed extraordinary well pleased with the house, which he swore looked like a palace in comparison with the abominable hole they had lately left. He sat upon a seat of green turf that was made up for him that same evening, and after taking a refreshment of gradan, bread and cheese, and goats milk, upon which he fed very hearty, he desired his feet to be washed, being extremely dirty, and very much galled by his night walk; after which he smoked a pipe of tobacco and went to bed, which being heather and green rushes, he slept soundly 'till twelve the next day."


The Bonnie Prince Charlie Boat Trip starts in April and runs every fortnight until end of September. The boat trips from Kallin Harbour visit some of the places associated with the Prince, many of which are accessible by sea on the beautiful east coast of South Uist and Benbecula. Click here for details.


For more interviews, songs, stories and information about Bonnie Prince Charlie click here.

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* 14th May 1746. Neil MacEachen guides the Prince to Glen Corrodale which was to be his main place of refuge during his time in Uist.

What's Nearby

  1. 22nd June 1746. Neil leads the Prince northwards where they shelter somewhere on Ben Mor.…

    2.63 miles away
  2. A wonderful plantation where a mixture of trees have been planted and footpaths created.…

    3.08 miles away
  3. The Cuckoo is heard regularly calling with its classic "Cuckoo" call around the wooded…

    3.46 miles away
  1. Breeds on small inland lochs but feeds at coastal sites.

    3.46 miles away
  2. 14th June 1746.They arrive at Loch Eynort or according to some accounts Caolas Stulaigh…

    3.47 miles away
  3. They are found throughout the loch.

    3.5 miles away
  4. At least 4 pairs use the loch to feed.

    3.5 miles away
  5. The Common Seal are often hauled up on the rocks throughout the loch and are visible from…

    3.5 miles away
  6. Can be seen over any of the hills here.

    3.52 miles away
  7. Most often seen over the hills to the east at the mouth of Loch Eynort.

    3.52 miles away
  8. 13th June 1746. After a detatchment of MacLeod militia from Skye land on the island Neil…

    3.58 miles away
  9. An Carra Standing Stone is one of the tallest standing stone in the Southern Isles at…

    4.07 miles away
  10. Located in the northern end of South Uist, Loch Sgioport is a great placee to spot…

    4.2 miles away
  11. Occasionally seen at close range from the old pier at the end of the road.

    4.21 miles away
  12. This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird occurs on the moorland either side of the main…

    4.21 miles away
  13. 23rd June 1745. A chance meeting with some fishermen at Loch Skipport solves the problem…

    4.21 miles away
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