King's Cave

This is a circular walk - approx. 4 miles.


The path is very good & is suitable all year. This section begins at the Forestry car park
one kilometre south of Machrie. Follow the left hand path (as you drive in) for
 2 kilometres till the King's Cave comes into view.

Robert the Bruce is believed to have used it en route to

taking the Scottish crown in 1314.



Kings Caves

Machrie Bay in winter

Kings Caves Sign




Machrie Moor Standing Stones

This is a there & back walk  -  approx 3 miles all together.

  The path can get a bit wet in winter.
There is a small car park about 1/3 of a mile south of the Tearoom.
You then cross the road &
follow a cart-track through fields.
 Dogs should be kept on a lead.


Near the start of the Standing Stones walk

Standing Stones Sign, Machrie Bay, Isle of Arran

Start of walk to Machrie Moor Standing Stones, Isle of Arran

Machrie - near the start of the Standing Stones walk


Machrie with snow on the hills

Machrie Bay

Sunset at Machrie Bay

Machrie Moor in summer with Goatfell in the distance

Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor Standing Stones

Machrie Moor Standing Stones

Machrie Moor Standing Stones

Standing Stones Information

Machrie Moor Standing Stones Information

The walk to the Standing Stones on Machrie Moor

Standing Stones on Machrie Moor

Spring Lambs

Stone wall Machrie Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland

Post Box, Machrie Bay, Isle of Arran



Coire - an - Lochan

This walk starts from Thundergay, & there is
a good path for 2 miles uphill to the Lochan.

Coire - an - Lochan

Thunderguy from the sea

Thunderguy

The Paps of Jura

Parts of the walk are steep

Fishing boat in the Kilbrannan Sound

The Lochranza - Claonaig ferry

The Beach !

Coire - an - Lochan

The Lochan

The Kintyre Peninsula

The path is good !

The Path

Several mountaineers now direct their footsteps to another of these western peaks, and in this neighbourhood a "Graham", Beinn Bharrain, is now attracting more attention than it once did. A track from Pirnmill Post Office leads to open ground along the Allt Gobhlach, and a tributary which rises in the recess of Coire Roinn. There are some entertaining scrambles to be had on the ridge to the east of the hollow though the less adventurous may opt for the ridge nearest the sea for the ascent. The bare summit ridge curves in a lazy arc to the crown of the mountain and around Glas Choirein to Beinn Bhreac. It is worth extending the walk northwards to descend by the ridge towards the col before Meall Bhig, to drop to the hollow of Fhionn Lochan to pick up the path down to Mid Thundergay. The views across Kilbrannan Sound to the Mull of Kintyre and glimpses of the Paps of Jura compliment those to the secretive Loch Tanna with its backdrop of the high ridge-line between Beinn Nuis and Caisteal Abhail. Chose a good day of spring or autumn as the mountain assuredly deserves greater acclaim. 

Winter sunset