Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Fallen Rocks

Wednesday 24th April 2013 

A short coastal wander along Arran's north coast to visit a large rock fall

Distance: 4.5km; Ascent: negligible; Sunny but quite windy; with Lynsey & Isabel

I had arranged to spend tomorrow walking in the northern hills with Ian, so today we went for a stroll along part of the north-east coast of the island.  After having a picnic lunch at North Sannox, we set off walking soon after 1pm with Isabel in her pushchair.

Walking along the shore of the Firth of Clyde
The good path took us through an area of woodland before continuing along the coast, sandwiched between the forest and the shore.  There were good views along the coast and across the Firth of Clyde to Bute and the mainland.

Approaching the Fallen Rocks
Shortly before 2pm we reached the Fallen Rocks, which consisted of lots of huge conglomerate boulders stretching all the way down to the sea.  The path weaved its way through the rocks before continuing along the coast towards the Cock of Arran and Lochranza.  However this time we decided not to venture beyond the rocks; we shall have to come back sometime as this coastal walk does look good!

Some of the Fallen Rocks
Some of the Fallen Rocks
Looking back at the Fallen Rocks
We retraced our steps back along the coastal path, again with excellent views!  Around quarter to three we returned to the road end at North Sannox, from where there was a good view of some of Arran's impressive looking northern hills.

The northern hills from North Sannox

N.B. 11/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 24/04/13 (from 06/05/13).

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