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