Isle of Arran 1st – 8th September 2018
We hired three self catering holiday cottages in the village of Corrie for our club holiday. 14 club members and guests made the journey to this beautiful Isle and were well rewarded with excellent weather, great walks and cycle rides, with spectacular scenery and well equipped and very comfortable accommodation. What more could we want.
The cottages were very well equipped, warm and comfortable, two of them with sea views, the third about half a mile away was on the path to our first mountain Goat Fell (874m) the highest peak on Arran. Several of our members had taken their bikes and chose to cycle rather than walk on some days as there are some good, if hilly routes on the island. As with all our trips individuals have a choice on what the wish to do each day. Amongst the walks we did in the week was Sannox to Lochranza walk also known as Cock of Arran, this walk ends at the Islands Whisky Distillery from where you can catch the bus back to Corrie. Being a mountaineering club we also tackled some of the islands bigger mountains, and took a boat trip to Holy Island, a Buddhist Community owned island, dominated by the rocky Marilyn Mullach Mor (314m). With walking, cycling, sightseeing and the occasional tea shop there was plenty to occupy us throughout the week
Although windy at times the weather was warm and sunny for most of the week so we were able to get out and about to explore this beautiful and interesting island. The only slight downside was on the day we left one of the ferries serving the island, was out of service and some of us had to drive a little further than planned to use the ferry at Lochranza to get back to the mainland.