Lochranza (exact location will be confirmed upon booking)
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| Walk description
The walk starts at the car park opposite the Sandwich Station in Lochranza and follows the public road for a mile before turning off into Gleann Easan Biorach.
A rough path ascends this scenic valley past several waterfalls, leading into the wild and remote heart of north Arran. At the head of the glen lies Loch na Davie, the water source for Arran Whisky, with views opening up across the adjacent mountains and into watery Glen Iorsa. Contouring round to Gleann Diomhan, home of the endemic Arran whitebeams, the path now descends along a picturesque burn gorge to Glen Catacol and finally, the village of the same name.
The route then climbs up again to follow the historic Postman’s Path above the old sea cliff back to Lochranza, affording spectacular views across the Kilbrannan Sound.
| Advised Kit List
Essential hill gear
- 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
- Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
- Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
- Spare layers
- Woollen or fleece hat
- Packed lunch and drink - please consider the use of re-useable water bottles and food wrapping.
- Any personal medicines
Other recommended kit
- Sun cream and insect repellent
- Spare socks
- Blister plasters