The Covenanter’s Hole at Dunmore Hill Fort

Below a Dark Age citadel lies the Covenanter’s Hole, a traditional place of refuge.

Dunmore hill fortDunmore Hill Fort © Richard Webb and licensed for reuse.

The Covenanter’s Hole lies on the north side of Dunmore Hill Fort.

Map of Covenanter’s Hole

Both sites are located in Fintry parish, Stirlingshire.

According to the OS Name Book of 1861:

‘On the north side and about half way up the hill [of Dunmore] is a hollow called the “Covenanter’s Hole”, which is said to take its name from the circumstance of the Covenanters meeting here in troublesome times; it has the appearance of an artificial ditch and embankment, but has been formed by a slip of the rock from above’

See the Canmore entry here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on April 10, 2014.

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