Sunday 17 May 2020
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| Walk description
The route takes you steeply up the side of the Garbh Allt burn, flattens out across moorland before the path heads uphill again, threading around and over boulders and slabs to reach the summit of Beinn Nuis, the first of the Three Beinns. From there, the walk follows the ridge round to Beinn Tarsuinn, now gently undulating. Look out for the Old Man of Tarsuinn on the right, an outcrop naturally sculpted into a human profile and appearing to look out to sea over Brodick.
There is then a steep descent to Bealach an Fhir-bhogha with some scrambling and negotiation of substantial boulders before the path becomes a grassy ridge up to Beinn a’Chliabhain. Once around the ridges and tops the walk then moves back down onto moorland and back down the Garbh Allt burn to finish. Keep your eyes open for birds and wildlife as you go, eagles and ravens are often to be seen and heard on this walk, either soaring high in the thermals or playing wildly over the ridges and drops. Red deer are abundant on Arran, expect to see them on the moors and especially in Coire a’Bhradain.
| 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
- For the Goat Fell night walk: Head torch and spare batteries
Other recommended kit
- Sun cream and insect repellent
- Spare socks
- Blister plasters