Bennane Cave

An easily accessible cave which lies next to the old road that once ran below Bennane Head in South Ayrshire, 2 miles (3.2 km) north northeast of Ballantrae. The cave has stone wall and doorway built across the entrance and was once the home to Henry Ewing Torbet (1912-83), known as Snib Scott, a hermit who is said to have begun as a bank clerk in Dundee but 'dropped out' to live here. He is remembered by a cairn nearby, erected by the local community.

This cave should not be confused with Sawney Bean's Cave, which lies a further mile (1.8 km) to the north northeast.

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