Walking on Arran: Lochranza


After our Giants’ Graves and Glenashdale Falls walk, that night we drove to the north of the island to picturesque Lochranza for our dinner.

The scenery driving north was spectacular. These mountains look like a ‘sleeping warrior’. It’s not the best angle to see him though.

A must buy book is Arran for Families, The Second Edition, by David Hilton, where he illustrates the likeness for you. I’ve found lots of hidden secrets about Arran in this book and the illustrations are just beautiful!

~ The Sleeping Warrior ~

We parked the Land Rover near Lochranza Castle and made pasta with our camping stove.

~ Park and eat ~

There’s nothing better than eating in the great outdoors. The food always tastes good, even from a tin!

We explored the castle ruin, watched the sunset and chilled after our adventurous few days.

~ Lochranza Castle ~
~ Castle at dusk ~
~ Lochranza ~
~ Sunset ~

When it started to get darker we headed back to Brodick and stopped to take this photo. Brodick looked so tranquil across the bay with a few splodges of colour at dusk.

~ Brodick at dusk ~
~ Farewell beautiful Arran ~

I was happy but also sad as it was our last night and we were heading back home in the morning.

The rain came on ‘leaving day’.

I knew one thing for sure, I was coming back and I try to make sure I visit at least once a year.

We’ve explored other parts of the island on our visits over the years. I’ll share more ‘must do’ walks in a future post.

Our next adventure will take you further north west of Scotland to Ardnarmurchan!

Thanks for reading.

~ Dawn~Marie ~

6 Replies to “Walking on Arran: Lochranza”

    1. Thank you! Arran is my favourite place :). I have more to post about my Arran adventures … just finding the time just now is proving difficult. Soon I hope! 🙂

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