Four-Night Late Summer Quiet Camp & Mountains on Arran

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Sep 14
2022

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£99.00
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There will be challenging mountain walks on offer, but there is always the option to chill out and make it as easy as you want.

This Wednesday to Sunday camping event gives you the chance to extend your stay north of the border to make the most of a week away and the brilliance that is Scotland. If you are interested in this event, please read all text before booking and make sure you pay attention to the bit about booking your ferry and possible disruption to sailings. Any queries, contact the event leader.

Arran is described as Scotland in miniature, with steep, jagged mountains in the north, similar to the west highlands of the mainland, full of drama and stunning vistas. The south of Arran shares the characteristics of the Southern Uplands. None of the mountains on Arran (and we will explore some of them) are high enough to be classified as Munros, but they give a real impression of an Alpine landscape with outstanding views from their summits.

The site we are using is shared with others, including families - we do not have sole use. We have to be mindful of noise etc, so no music and we will need to keep our voices down if we congregate late evenings on the site. There are lots of other locations nearby to explore in the evening anyway, away from the site, including the sea loch and ruined castle. We can have BBQs on the beach close by bur far enough from camp or local residents! 

We have three full days in which to explore the mountains and glens on the island. There are some great coastal walks too. If it's wet, there's an impressive waterfall at the south end of the Isle. There are ancient caves on the west coast, and some sandy beaches on the east. There's a Buddhist temple on its own island just off the south west coast which is a fascinating half day trip too. We will not get bored!

Facilities

There is a small campsite shop for the basics, but there are shops and a big Coop in Brodick where the main ferry docks. There are outdoor shops as well as lots of other facilities.  Brodick is the main village on Arran and about 20 minutes drive from our site.

Other facilities in Lochranza village are "The Sandwich Station" (snacks, soft and hot drinks); Arran Distillery with an excellent cafe (and an array of single malts 😋); a small, excellent and very popular restaurant by the camp site called the Stags Pavilion (but it gets booked up well in advance); the Lochranza Hotel and Bar is currently (March 2022) closed and up for sale so can't be relied upon for food. A little further around the coast in Pirnmill is an amazingly well-stocked village shop, and there's also the Lighthouse Restaurant / Cafe there too.

Dogs: Well-managed dogs are welcome. However, red deer are often close by! Regarding deer, please be mindful that deer sometimes walk around the campsite which means you should check for ticks!! 

As for travel - please see below for detailed location and information.

Photos: All photos by the event leader for use by OutdoorLads. 

 

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Stags residing by the camp site
Evening view of the Jura mountains from Arran
Pirnmill Hills looking moody in the mist
Goat Fell and its neighbours in the evening sunlight
Glenashdale Falls
Arran sunset colours
Arran mountains
Wild swimming in a mountain lochan
BBQ on the shore
Watching Arran sunset from the BBQ
Stags residing by the camp site
Evening view of the Jura mountains from Arran
Pirnmill Hills looking moody in the mist
Goat Fell and its neighbours in the evening sunlight
Glenashdale Falls
Arran sunset colours
Arran mountains
Wild swimming in a mountain lochan
BBQ on the shore
Watching Arran sunset from the BBQ

Location

55.700959627749, -5.2806451929456