Friday 30 March 2018 : Isle of Arran

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Location
Isle of Arran
Leader
Stevie
Cost
Accommodation costs £52.50 per person, covering Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. Please contact me by email to book your place.

Accommodation: For Easter, we are visiting the Isle of Arran, and staying at Kilmory Haven Bunkhouse (http://kilmoryhall.com/haven/)

KA27 8PQ
NR957214
55.444419,-5.231452

Public Transport: Ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick: https://www.calmac.co.uk/ardrossan-brodick-arran-ferry-summer-timetable
It is strongly recommended that drivers book in advance to ensure a place on your preferred crossing. Please do car share where possible as it is a lot cheaper!

Description: WALK ONE: GOATFELL
The island's only mountain, at 874m, is a steady but not challenging climb from Brodick Castle. It's 4 miles up, and those wanting an easy day can retrace their steps back down the same way, while for anyone in a more adventurous frame of mind there are options to continue along the ridge and take a different route down. On the recce, we saw deer, red squirrels and a golden eagle!

WALK TWO: MACHRIE and BLACKWATERFOOT
We will start by exploring the standing stone circles at Machrie, and then head through woodland to King's Cave, and finish by following the beach to Blackwaterfoot. This is a flat and easy walk with plenty of points of interest along the way, so we will be taking it at a leisurely pace.

SHORT WALK: GLENASHDALE FALLS
Spectacular waterfalls on a short forest trail, ideal for a half-day before heading for the ferry home.

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