Walk: Cnoc nan Gabhar - Carradale Circular

[Arran, seen from Cnoc nan Gabhar]

As is the case along much of Kintyre's eastern coastline, all eyes will be firmly set on Arran during this walk - Ailsa crag also peeking out further south. Full marks to the Forestry Commission here - they've created a circular route to the top of Carradale's local hill, on decent (albeit exhaustingly steep) paths which only deteriorate briefly at the very top.

[Coastal views from near the car park]

Name: Walk: Cnoc nan Gabhar - Carradale Circular ★★☆
Length: 6 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 230 metres
Main summits: Cnoc nan Gabhar (230 metres)
Start / finish: Port na Storm car park, Carradale, G.R.: NR 811383 ///outbursts.hawks.local

Route: Car park - Gortan Wood - Cnoc nan Gabhar - junction with Kintyre Way - Century Wood - start. Route waymarked in red (see no. 10 here).
Terrain: Clear grassy paths, steep in places, and good tracks later on. Rougher section to detour to true summit.
Wildlife today: Cnoc nan Gabhar means Deer Hill - it lived up to its name.
Weather today: Light winds and clear, late-afternoon skies.

[Carradale harbour seen from the ascent]


Route credit: Walkhighlands

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