The Covenanters’ Cave at Earn Craig

A cave said to be used by the Covenanters lies below Earn Craig, a very remote location in Moffat parish, Dumfriesshire…

Covenanters; Cave Earn Craig MoffatEarn Craig © David Brown and licensed forreuse.

According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Earn Craig in Moffat parish:

‘Situation: About 30 chains S[outh]. from Norther]n. point of this Parish. A rugged craig about a mile to the North of Burleywhag where an eagle had its eyrie. At the bottom among the loose stones there is a cave where, it is said, the Covenanters hid themselves in the time of the Persecution.’

Earn Craig Covenanters Cave

The cave at Earn Craig lies near where the parishes of Moffat and Kirkpatrick-Juxta in Dumfriesshire meet and the boundary with Crawford parish in Lanarkshire.

Map of Earn Craig              Aerial View of Earn Craig

The cave is not marked on the modern OS map. It is not clear if it still in situ. If it is, the Covenanters’ Cave at Earn Craig lies near
297750, 601205
-3.61183, 55.29430

If you find and photgraph the cave, please let me know via a comment, twitter (below) or email here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on November 7, 2014.

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