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Ardmore Point

Ardmore Point


Postby StevieC » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:33 pm

Route description: Ardmore Point, near Helensburgh

Date walked: 27/01/2019

Time taken: 1 hours

Distance: 3.26 km

Ascent: 7m

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I've done this walk in the last few days, once at low tide with a moody sky and once at high tide with blue skies and a glorious sunset. The pics below are a mixture from both days - usually it will be pretty obvious which is which! If the wildlife (and especially the waders) are your thing then I would advise going at or near low tide. The sound of Oystercatchers and Curlews piping away is magical...and not really what you expect to hear so close to the big city.

The walk itself is pretty straightforward...the section around the north of the point is pretty muddy, but nothing too serious. Other than that it is a great wee walk to have on your doorstep (well it's on my doorstep anyway) and it's pretty popular. I would imagine the parking would get problematic on a sunny summer's day, especially at the weekend.

Anyway, here's some pictures to give a flavour of what to expect...

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Start of walk...if going anti-clockwise. Turn right at end of car park

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Panorama looking over to Helensburgh

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Oystercatchers

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Teal

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Curlew

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Great Crested Grebe

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Looking over to Port Glasgow

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Grey Heron

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Seal - I'm guessing Grey Seal?

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Seal with Port Glasgow behind

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Beach

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Sun setting behind Greenock hills

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Looking upriver

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Last rays of the sun
Last edited by StevieC on Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:12 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Ardmore Point

Postby PeteR » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:24 am

Some great photos, but that final one is an absolute belter :clap:
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Re: Ardmore Point

Postby StevieC » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:19 pm

PeteR wrote:Some great photos, but that final one is an absolute belter :clap:


Thanks...was definitely in the right place and right time for that one!
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