Walk From Lamlash to Brodick
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A low level, linear walk using coastal and forest paths.
Route Start Location: Lamlash village/Brodick seafront
|11.12 km||319 m||3-4hours|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Activivity Type: Moderate Walk
Summits and Places on this Route
The usual facilities are to be found in both Lamlash and Brodick but none on the route.
Some steep, grassy ground on the Clauchland hills.
Parking : Not applicable
Free public parking is available on the seafronts at Lamlash and Brodick
Ferries to the Isle of Arran are operated all year (subject to weather) by Calmac
The bus timetable on Arran (Mar 2018) revolves around the ferries and if making a day visit from the mainland, be sure not to miss the last boat!
Walk From Lamlash to Brodick
A low level walk on the Isle of Arran, passing through coastal and forest scenery with some excellent viewpoints en route.
Walk From Lamlash to Brodick Route Description
1 From the seafront at Lamlash, head north-east with Lamlash Bay on your right. When the main road swings left, go straight ahead on the tarmac road.
2 Lamlash Bay is home to a community Marine Conservation Area which has been successful in restoring numerous species of marine life that had become extinct in the area due to over-fishing.
3 Continue on the road passing the Arran Outdoor Education Centre until you arrive at the parking area. Pass through the gate and join the track signposted ‘Clauchlands Point’. After approximately one kilometre, take the path to the left and then turn right at the red marker.
4 Upon reaching the war time look out post, keep right and continue on the path which climbs steadily along the top of the cliffs and offers fine views back over Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. Climb over the stile at a steel gate and climb to the white trig point.
5 Descend steeply from the trig point to a crossroad of paths. Ignore the paths to left and right and go straight ahead. Follow this track uphill to the large turning area at the end of the forest road where there is a wooden signpost.
At the time of writing the path straight ahead was closed for forestry operations but when the works are completed and the path has been cleared, it will provide excellent views down over Brodick Bay and the northern mountains. For the time being, turn left and join the forest road which descends gently as it passes around the south side of the Clauchland hills.
6 Stay on the forest road until it opens out into a large parking area and continue to the main Lamlash-Brodick road.
[NB. If you have taken the higher level path from the turning area it will bring you down to rejoin the forest road approximately 300m from the parking area]
Cross the main road and take the path on the right signposted ‘Viewpoint Car Park’ and ‘ ‘Brodick’ The car park has an orientation table identifying the northern mountains which are spread out in front of you.
7 Leave the car park on the left, signed ‘Brodick’. The route now passes through mixed woodland as it gradually descends towards Brodick.
8 Pass through a metal gate and upon reaching the surfaced road, go straight ahead. At the T junction turn left downhill to reach the seafront at Brodick.