Glenashdale Falls and the Giant's Graves, Whiting Bay

This superb circular walk climbs up through a wooded glen to reach a viewing platform for the Glenashdale Falls - a double cascade which is the finest on Arran. The route then continues to visit the Giant's Graves - two chambered cairns - with a fantastic outlook over Whiting Bay and Holy Island. NOTE: Due to forestry work some trails and forest roads around Glenashdale and Giants' Graves will be closed for periods up until end of October 2019. Please follow any diversions and closure signs.


Woodland footpath and tracks; fair amount of ascent and descent.

Public Transport

Bus to Whiting Bay.


Parking areas either side of Ashdale Bridge, Whiting Bay. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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