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Brodick Castle and Country Park

Brodick Castle and Country Park


Postby craftygreenpoet » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:05 pm

Route description: Brodick Castle Country Park

Date walked: 05/07/2011

Distance: 2.5 km

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Before we started the walk we sat a while in the beer garden outside the Wineport Bistro. This is a lovely beer garden and overlooks an overgrown field where spotted flycatchers spend their days chasing insects. We saw their nest in a hole in a wall. There aer lots of house martins too, they nest under the eaves of the Arran Brewery.

We set off slowly as we always do so we can enjoy everything there is to see, birds, insects, plants and views. This particular area of woodland has a lot of interesting trees.

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tree, Brodick Castle Grounds


It's a pleasant, undemanding walk, though the number of sidepaths increases the chances of getting lost. This does mean more chances to see lovely views!

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view from above Brodick Castle


After the walk we went back to the beer garden for more birdwatching!
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