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Been on Arran all week


By Scotkat


We have walked biked climbed Goat fell and so many more walks and been bitten to bits.

In due course I shall share many photos with you all.

Our walk on Tuesday to find the Giants graves.

And where we stopped for some lunch.

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Oh lovely Scotkat, we went up to Galloway at the beginning of july, and it was a couple of hours drive to Ardrossan, then an hour on the ferry
Worth it though, we spent most of the day at Brodick Castle, not as fit as you!

Beautiful gardens and glorious views

I was sorry to see some areas of the woodland quarantined, phytopthera I think

I,m looking forwards to seeing your photos

20 Jul, 2013


I have to say not impressed on the walled garden of Brodick after being involved in Glamis Castle Pam

20 Jul, 2013


Well no!
But I liked the way you could see the sea....

I had been to Jersey recently, thats 9 miles by 5,
I was fascinated to find out that Arran was20x10...
Populations a bit higher on Jersey, gosh St Helier was busy.

20 Jul, 2013


Brodick is wonderful in the spring. They have a huge collection of very mature Magnolias! Stunning! Sorry to hear about the dreaded Midgies Kath.....not fun!

20 Jul, 2013


Yes maybe in Spring but not just now.

No not Midgies Karen but b clegs.

And they drew blood to.

Lochranza was nice as was Mull of Kintyre which we took the ferry over yesterday and then biked all the way.

20 Jul, 2013


Oh no! They give me terrible infections! I've not been able to walk for days, twice, after bites from Horse Flies....terrible things! Probably better if they draw blood...gets rid of their germs!

20 Jul, 2013


I was thinking what a lovely place to be in this hot weather,, until you mentioned the flies! Looking forward to your photos.

20 Jul, 2013


Looks lovely Kath, pleased you enoyed it.

21 Jul, 2013


If you have never been to Arran ,I would recommend Lamlash and Lochranza.

21 Jul, 2013


It sounds great Kath - glad you enjoyed it - apart from the bites, that is. I look forward to more pictures. Everywhere is going to have to live up to Glamis now!

Karen - I really sympathise about the horseflies. I was really ill after a bite when I was a teenager - my right leg swelled to twice its normal size, and the itch...! I'm glad to say I have rarely even seen one since then. Midges,now...

21 Jul, 2013


Yes Sue Glamis really looking good but Karen and I are having time out holiday break .

And last week in walled garden must have been so so hot.

Nasty bites with these horseflies.

But Arran is stunning.

21 Jul, 2013


I believe so. I have only been to Skye, but about 5 years ago one of my sons island-hopped from Lewis down to Islay, and had a marvellous time. One day ...!

21 Jul, 2013


Glad to read you have had a good time Kath. Plenty of biting beasties around this year!!

21 Jul, 2013


Ow! not the dreaded Clegs. I was on Arran a couple of years ago. The mainland had rain and we had sunshine. :o)

25 Jul, 2013


Yes we could not get away from them .

And ouch .

25 Jul, 2013

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