Walk: Castle Aargh! via Jubilee Bridge
|[Crossing the Jubilee Bridge]|
A trip across the Jubilee Bridge takes you to the closest viewpoint for Castle Stalker (or for Monty Python fans: "Castle Aargh!") which doesn't involve getting on a boat. This rickety span crosses tidal marshland and dates from 1898, celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The bridge actually fails to do what it's supposed to do - the northern approach can flood at high tide - so check tide tables before you go or risk wet feet. Aargh!
Name: Walk: Castle Aargh! via Jubilee Bridge ★★★☆☆
Length: 4 km / 3 miles
Ascent: 20 metres
Points of interest: Jubilee Bridge; Castle Stalker
Start / finish: Car park on minor road a mile west of Appin (not Port Appin), G.R.: NM 924465 / watches dinosaur summit
Route: Car park - Jubilee Bridge - cross Glenstockdale Burn - viewpoint for Castle Stalker - return by outward route
Terrain: Good path, tarmac cycle path, track to shore then stony shoreline. Boardwalks north of Jubilee Bridge can be submerged by the highest tides; a little mud near the shore.
Wildlife today: Horses, cows, gulls, a few ripe blackberries and a very hungry caterpillar.
Weather today: 10°C or so with sunshine and a brief shower.
>> see separate post for Castle Stalker ★★★☆☆
|[Loch Laich at Jubilee Bridge]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands