Arran: Scotland in Miniature

Arran was the perfect place to unwind. We were there for four days and all I did was walk, run, eat, sleep, and hang out by the fire. We were lucky to see otters, seals, prey birds, and endless deer; all framed by the island's wild beauty. Arran was at her most lovely this November- coated in autumnal colours with a dusting of snow. The island truly is a microcosm of Scotland, with rugged beaches, jagged peaks and ridges, and wild forestry. The weather was crisp and clear. Even if it wasn't... well, you know what they say about Arran, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes". I don't really want to dissect our visit, so I will let her speak for herself:

The beach at Blackwaterfoot

Glen Rosa

Glen Rosa

Machrie Moor standing stones
The beach near the Machrie Stones

Glen Sannox

Glen Sannox - you can walk from here over the mountain shoulder to Glen Rosa

Seal hunting in Lochranza at sunset

I will be back, Arran. You're only a boat trip away.

Post written by Scallywag and published on Scallywag Sprints on 17/12/16

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