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I took this photo from the Highlandman’s Rd in Helensburgh at the stretch between Hill House and Duchess Woods. In the foreground you can see the trees just below that spot, then the Gareloch, Rosneath Peninsula, Clyde, Greenock and the hills of Arran behind. 6 more words


Walking round the Isle of Arran - the final part

After the glorious preceding day, Tuesday did not have a good forecast and in fact it rained continuously until about five in the afternoon. We took a bus round the South part of the island to Blackwaterfoot. 960 more words

Walking In Britain

Walking round the Isle of Arran - the middle part

The weather forecast for our first full day on Arran was fairly dry in the morning and wet in the afternoon, and it was very accurate. 1,037 more words

Walking In Britain

Walking round the Isle of Arran - the start

This was my first visit to Arran. We took trains from our home on the south coast of England to Ardrossan via London and Glasgow. The journey took about 10 hours and cost £50 return, using advance tickets and senior railcards; excellent value for money, I think. 725 more words

Walking In Britain

Arran 8yo, 2006-2014, 56.6%, Peated - OB for The Nectar

Arran is on a roll the last year or two, with many private cask releases and also quite a few releases for themselves. Since about five years or so they’ve also got a peated whisky on the market, called… 371 more words


Island Hopscotch - Part 1 - The Isle of Arran

I tippy-toed out of the ferry terminal toilet and, clad in fresh smelling lycra, scampered in stocking feet past the family eating lunch, past the pasty white tattooed bloke in full Adidas regalia and out to my bike. 971 more words

Adventure Cycling

Are We There Yet Mum...?

After long journeys to Scotland with two bickering children my parents knew exactly how best to shut me up: get my bike out of the caravan. 410 more words

Adventure Cycling