Saturday, 19 May 2018
Meeting time: 8:15
Start time: 10:40
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
Moderate 8 miles / 12.9 km
Arran, Clauchland Hills. A circular walk through the relatively low lying hills between Brodick and Lamlash returning via the picturesque Fairy Glen. Coastal views of Lamlash Bay and the Holy Isle to the south and Goatfell to the north. Includes an option to climb Dun Fionn, site of an iron-age hill fort and visit the remains of the chambered cairns of Dunan Mor and Dunan Beag.
From Brodick Pier turn left and follow the main road to a signpost for Corrigills. Turn left here and follow this minor road until Corriegills Bridge is reached. Here turn left onto a rough track through woodland. Where the road dips down towards the last buildings follow the signposted gravel track branching off to the right. Cross the burn and go through dense forest before emerging onto a rough footpath which climbs towards the round profile of Dun Fionn. After climbing Dun Fionn follow the path to the signpost and continue up the winding path which rises and falls until the summit of the Clauchland Hills is reached. Continue westwards on the path along the crest and then gradually downhill until a forest track is reached. Turn left and follow track for half a mile to reach Dunan Mor and Dunan Beag. Retrace steps back the half mile and continue on the forest track until the main Brodick/Lamlash road at Cnoc na Dail is reached. Cross the road and follow the path to the right leading to the viewpoint. Continue on the path through the Fairy Glen and back to Brodick. May be muddy in parts. Boots essential and gaiters advisable.
Aiming to return to Brodick for the 4.40pm return sailing to Ardrossan.OS69. Note ferry leaves from Ardrossan Harbour at 09:45 prompt. Tickets to be purchased before boarding ferry.Please contact Mary on 01505 850201 if you are travelling direct to Ardrossan ferry car park.
Clarkston Halls car park. Note leaving Clarkston 08:15 SHARP
Grid reference: NS573576
Nearest postcode: G76 8NE
Meeting time: 08:15
Ferry terminal, Brodick
Grid reference: NS021359
Nearest postcode: KA27 8AY
Start time: 10:40
This is a circular walk
Local walk grade: C+/B
Ascent: 379 m / 1245 feet
Suitability: Wheelchair friendly
For meeting point(s), see walk details on our website
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