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.
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.
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.
Coming into Lamlash there are lovely views 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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