Saturday, 18 May 2019
Meeting time: 8:15
Start time: 9:20
Moderate 6 miles / 9.7 km
An interesting walk starting at Whiting Bay Bowling Green. Mainly on forest track and footpath. Initially there is a steep climb to Glenashdale Falls via an Iron Age Fort. A viewing platform allows spectacular views of the falls which drop around 140 feet. A track leads from the falls to the Giant's Graves which are chambered cairns about 5000 years old. From this site there are magnificent views of Whiting Bay, the Holy Isle, the coast of Arran and the Ayrshire coast. A well-made forestry track leads up and over the hills to the south coast of Arran. There are some splendid views of Pladda and Ailsa Craig. Eagles can be spotted and occasionally basking sharks can be seen just off the shore at Kildonan. A large number of seals can be seen basking on the rocks along the shoreline. The bus takes us back to Brodick and the ferry to Ardrossan. OS69
Clarkston Halls car park. (leaving, sharp)
Grid reference: NS573576
Nearest postcode: G76 8NE
Meeting time: 08:15
Ardrossan Harbour at 9.20am for 9.45am sailing to Brodick. Bus (323) from Brodick to Whititng Bay at 10.55am and return from Kildonan to Brodick 15.37
Grid reference: NS046256
Nearest postcode: KA27 8QL
Start time: 09:20
This is a circular walk
Walk should take about 3.5 hours. Aim to catch 15.37 bus from Kildonan to Brodick for the 16.40 ferry to Ardrossan. Paths can be quite muddy so boots are essential.
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This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.