These are our favourite seasonal walks with our dog Cleo. We hope you’ll enjoy them us much as we do!
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Spring – Coirein Lochain
Great short but steep walk up to a beautiful loch – this time we went up in March the surface was frozen!
The tour starts at Thundergay (between Pirnmill and Catacol). Coire Fhionn Lochain is a lovely little lochan nestling in a spectacular bowl, a classic glacial feature. You can find the full description of the walk on the walkhighlands website.
Summer – Kildonan Shore
Cleo helps to spot otters at the turn of the tide and also observes the seals (on a lead!) from further along the shore.
Autumn – Roots of Arran Community Woodland
Perfect for a dog ruled by its nose – plenty of undergrowth smells along the paths.
Since 2012 this large clear-fell site known as Fairy Glen or Lag a Bheith, has been planted with many young trees which include Beech, Hazel, Willow, Oak, Alder, Blackthorn and even fruit trees in a specially enclosed orchard area. This is in order to regenerate the woodland for locals and visitors to enjoy and increase the island’s biodiversity. In spring 2012 a pond was added as well as more footpaths. See if you can spot the spiral of our resident artist, retired art teacher, Mike Bailey in the woodland – near the Beech Grove – it’s one you can walk around but it is still under construction and will eventually be made with living Silver Birch trees. From the View Point car park (between Lamlash and Brodick) a path to the left leads you to the Community Woodland – and further to Brodick. You can find a map on the Roots of Arran Community Woodland website.
Winter – Goat Fell
Nothing like a crisp sunny winter day to stretch the limbs with a climb up to the snowline.
Please make sure that you have the right equipment when going up Goatfell – always, but especially in winter!
Enjoy some impressions when watching our 2 videos.