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Brodick to Lamlash, Arran

Brodick to Lamlash, Arran


Postby craftygreenpoet » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:27 pm

Route description: Brodick and Lamlash circuit, Brodick

Date walked: 05/07/2011

Distance: 6.5 km

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We did this walk in both directions and started from Brodick. Before starting on the walk proper we got sidetracked into a pretty little meadow, full of flowers and with nice views over Brodick.

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view over Brodick


The path then is straightforward though very muddy in parts (and the weather was very dry when we walked, I wouldn't want to do this walk on a wet day!). There's some nice woodland and then the landscape opens up and offers spectacular views of the Goatfell range of mountains. Two thirds of the way to Lamlash there's a small car-park and picnic area which has particularly fine views, along with a handy map showing the names of all the peaks.

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guide to the peaks


There's a lot of interest along the way for the naturalist – we saw two species of damselfly and a dragonfly and a surprisingly large number of tiger beetles.

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tiger beetle


Coming into Lamlash there are lovely views of Holy Island.

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view of Holy Island


We stopped in Lamlash to have tea and cake and then walked back to Brodick along the same route.
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