A giant is said to have dropped his shoe on the summit of the hill, he was startled by a small animal and fled leaving his shoe behind. The shoe turned to stone over the years and now resembles a huge boulder with a hollowed out face.
Also on the summit of Cloud Hill is a stone outcrop known as the drummer’s knob. It was here during the Jacobite rebellion, that an English sniper killed a young Jacobite drummer boy. He is said to haunt the area with his ghostly drumming.