Arran Costal Way Day 1 Afternoon North Sannox to Loch Ranza

It feels a little odd to be doing the days in so many parts, but the posts would be a bit picture heavy left as a full day’s entry. Also, splitting it up this way puts it into the size of walk that is recomended for a day’s walking.

This was my favorite part of the walk. It was not only remote and unspoiled but just felt so west coast Scotland. The place felt right and smelt right. Even the feel of the machire under my feet was good. There was enough bounce under my feet that it was so comfortable, Just to complete the scene it was sunny also.

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Not only was the walk beautiful it was also great to chat to some of the other people walking that section of the way. Seeing seals, butterworts and sundews added to my enjoyment of the walk.

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I loved that this old mill stone was right out in the middle of nowhere. I was so strange to see it there.

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I got this photo of of a shag on one of the points.

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Between these photos I met the crew that has been hired to make path repairs along the way. I must admit that in many places it is badly needed, but they are working for two years to make it all good again. They were a very friendly bunch and gave me some ideas for where to stay that night.

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Loch Ranza is a village around a bay that is getting on for being an inlet. It has a castle right in the center of the tidal bay.

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The deer are all over the village and people fence in their gardens and the deer keep the grass on the golf course short. They are know for going to the base of  castle, but there were none there when I was.

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This is where I had either my last lunch or my first dinner depending on how you see it.

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