Sunday, 21 April 2013

Brodick, Loch Ranza and Newton Point

Sunday 21st April 2013 

A short wander alongside Loch Ranza spotting seals and admiring the views

Distance: 3km; Ascent: None; Showers and sunshine; with Lynsey & Isabel

We arrived on Arran for a week late yesterday afternoon and today we set out to explore a bit of the island, and here are a few photos.  After the heavy rain stopped mid-morning we went for a short wander along Brodick Bay with good views of Goat Fell.

Goat Fell from Brodick
Later that day after a visit to the distillery we headed off for a pushchair walk alongside Loch Ranza just as a heavy shower was ending.  There were good views and we spotted some oystercatchers and seals out in the loch.

Walking alongside Loch Ranza
Oystercatchers by Loch Ranza
We continued on a good path to reach the viewpoint indicator at Newton Point.  We continued a short distance on the grassy track with good views across to Kintyre and Bute, before turning round to retrace our steps back towards the car.

Viewpoint indicator on Newton Point, with Kintyre beyond
Newton Point
By now the sun had come out and we had good views towards the hills beyond the head of Loch Ranza as we walked back to the car, stopping to have another look at the seals on the way back.

Heading SE alongside Loch Ranza
Hills above the head of Loch Ranza
It had been a pleasant short afternoon stroll and there were good views of the northern hills as we drove back to our cottage near to Brodick.

Caisteal Abhail from the north

N.B. 11/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 21/04/13 (from 22/04/13).

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