Ben Alder

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Ben Alder or Ben Auler, a broad wild range of the central Grampians, on the southern border of Laggan parish, S Inverness-shire, extending between Loch Laggan and Loch Ericht. It presents grandly picturesque features, and culminates at an altitude of 3757 feet above sea-level, 2¼ miles W of Loch Ericht. Near Benalder Lodge, at its southern base, is a remarkable cave, in which Prince Charles Edward lay concealed in September 1746. Benalder deer-forest (Sir Jn. Ramsden's, of Ardverikie) is rented in 1881 for £2560.

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