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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.

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.

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.

tiger beetle

Coming into Lamlash there are lovely views of Holy Island.

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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