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 the beautifully illustrated Arran for Families, The Second Edition, by David Hilton. It’s out of print now but you might find one online or on the island itself.

I’ve found lots of hidden secrets about Arran in this book and the illustrations are simply beautiful!

Mountains that look like a sleeping warrior
The Sleeping Warrior – can you see him?

We created our own version of the sleeping warrior. Once you see it, you will always see it.

Mountains with a faint image of a sleeping warrior
Finding the sleeping warrior

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

Land Rover parked on grass with sea view
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 ruins
Lochranza Castle
Sunset at Lochranza Castle
Castle at dusk
Pebble beach, water and mountains
Sunset reflecting on the ocean

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 Bay lit up at night
Brodick at dusk
Girl with raincoat on a ferry leaving the island
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.

Love, Dawn-Marie x

6 thoughts on “Walking on Arran: Lochranza

  1. Fantastic post. Absolutely love the Isle of Arran.

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    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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  2. Awesome photos! Looks beautiful!

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  3. What a fantastic set of photos you took here. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you so much Matt! It’s a beautiful place to visit 🙂

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