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North Sannox to Lochranza – The High Road

Tak' "the high road" to the bonnie bonnie shores o' Lochranza! This route takes you across the high ground between the Boguillie and the north coast of Arran, with fabulous views across the Firth of Clyde islands, the Sleeping Warrior and Kintyre and beyond.

 | Overview

Distance
10km  

Highest Point Gained
444m - Creag Ghlas Laggan  

Total Ascent
490m  

Walk Duration
6hrs  

Terrain
Majority of walk on rough, pathless moorland, sometimes wet, with some steep (but comparatively short) ascents  

Technical Rating
Modest  
Some hands-on clambering over rocks but no exposure, generally on good paths, occasional rough or muddy ground underfoot. This is the easiest technical grade we offer, but we recommend that you have at least some hillwalking practice before you arrive.

Endurance Rating
2  
Long distance, some steep ascent and descent, moderate amount of stamina needed in bursts, suitable for reasonably fit walkers. Have had recent experience of walking for 5-7 hours? Have you recently walked up (and down) hills without physical too much distress? If your answer is "No", we'd guess you'd be happier doing a walk rated a level lower than the one you’ve just read! As noted previously, we're into FUN so we don't want you to miss out by overdoing it.

Cost
£16  

Date
Saturday 19 May 2018

Meeting Time
0900  


Meeting Place
Apart from the Goatfell night walk, all walks start and finish at Arran Adventure, located next to the Playbarn in the grounds of the Auchrannie Spa Resort in Brodick. Transport is provided from there. Click here for a map.

 | Walk description

We’ll set off from North Sannox, initially heading uphill through a now felled forestry plantation to gain the open hillside. The route passes prehistoric cairns and overlooks the site of an Iron Age hill fort and the ruins of a clachan deserted since the clearances. Once on the open hill, the path peters out as the views of mountains, islands and the sea unfold. The highest point of the walk, the trig point on the summit of Creag Ghlas Laggan (444m), is reached by following the ridge west. There are good chances of spotting red deer and birds of prey, but we are unlikely to meet other walkers until we join the Narachan hill path descending into Glen Chalmadale and finally Lochranza.


 | Advised Kit List

Suggested Hill Clothing
  • NO jeans – anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed to start the walk, and no refund will be possible
  • Stout hill walking boots
  • Appropriate walking trousers, top layers and fleece – preferably no cotton layers
Suggested minimum daysac contents
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
  • Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
  • Spare fleece (in addition to one being worn)
  • Spare socks
  • Woollen or fleece hat
  • Gloves
  • Packed lunch and drink
  • Any personal medicines
  • Sun cream and insect repellent


  • Booking now open for Friends of the Mountain Festival. Non-friends can book from 20th December    01770 303347 for queries.