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Arran Coastal Way Alteration

Arran Coastal Way Alteration


Postby oap2046 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:38 pm

Route description: Arran Coastal Way

Date walked: 01/01/2017

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The route from Whiting Bay to Lamlash along the beach is now open. There is a wooden walkway from Kingscross all the way to Cordon, Lamlash. Most of it is above the raised beach through the woods although where the land owners did not permit this some of the route is lower down nearer the beach.
To access this part of the walk from Whiting Bay you should walk to Kingscross via Sandbraes, across the bridge over the burn, and turn right along a dirt track which leads onto the beach. After about 200m turn off the beach over a stile and follow a path and wooden walkway through some trees until you emerge onto a grassy area which leads to the Neolithic burial chamber and Viking fort at Kingscross. Follow the path west until you come to the new wooden walkway to Cordon from where you walk to Lamlash along a path past the tennis courts.
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Re: Arran Coastal Way Alteration

Postby Glynnyth » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:11 pm

Hi,

I just came back from walking the Arran Coastal Way.
There are well new wooden boardwalks between Kingscross and Cordon, but they are not all the way throughout, as the above message could suggest. You have to switch between the stony shore and the boardwalks. At the end of each boardwalk a sign indicates how far it is to the next one. This can be between 50m and 400m.
So even with the boardwalks, this part of the Arran Coastal Way is not possible at high tide.
But it helps a lot to avoid the most difficult parts of this stage of the wonderful long distance walk that's the Arran Coastal Way.

Highly recommended!
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