Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Recce for Cunninghame ramblers. 5 Ben challenge,Island of Arran. may 2014

Getting ready to climb

what a glorious view on a sunny morning

making our way up a rocky path

Coire Fhiorn Lochan

We think the eggs belong to a meadow pipit

We stopped for a breather

A new bridge has been built near to Pirnmill
Yesterday Tuesday May 27th I met up at 6.30AM with 5 other walkers to do a recce for a forthcoming walk for Cunninghame ramblers. On a glorious sunny warm morning we took the ferry to Brodick and the bus to Thunderguy on the West coast of Arran which was our starting point for this fairly challenging 9 mile hike over 6 mountains finishing in Pirnmill. This is a walk I led back in June 2011 for ADRC which entails scaling Meall Bhigg(438M) Meal Bioreac (551M) Meall Donn (643M) Ben Bhreac (711M) Mullach Buidhe (721M) and finally Ben Bharrain (717M) so not a walk for those that do not enjoy a wee challenge. As it was only a recce I will not go into too much detail as a full blog will be posted on July 1st when the group plan to do the walk, all I will say that the weather yesterday was absolutely stunning allowing us views over the Paps of Jura ,Kintyre and beyond to Northern Ireland, thanks to my fellow ramblers for a wonderful day out on what is one of my favourite walks on the lovely Island of Arran.


  1. Looks like you had a great day Gordon. That 'Teacher' fella is getting mighty fit. He was first up Snowdon you know ! Bet he never told you that did he ? ha ha

  2. Still to do that mountain but always fancied it. Looks like you got a fine day for it.