Walk: Cnoc nan Gabhar - Carradale Circular

Argyll & Bute | Carradale | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Arran, seen from Cnoc nan Gabhar]

As is the case along much of Kintyre's eastern coastline, all eyes will be firmly set on the Isle of Arran during this walk - with Ailsa Craig also peeking out further south. Full marks to Forestry and Land Scotland - 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]

📌 Walk: Cnoc nan Gabhar - Carradale Circular ★★★★
Start / finish at Port na Storm car park, off B879 half a mile west of Carradale harbour, G.R.: NR 811383 ///outbursts.hawks.local

▶ 6 km / 4 mi | ▲ 230 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: △ Cnoc nan Gabhar (230 m)
Terrain: Clear grassy paths, steep in places, and good tracks later on. Rougher section to detour to true summit.

Route & map

Car park - Gortan Wood - Cnoc nan Gabhar - junction with Kintyre Way - Century Wood - start. Route waymarked in red (see no. 10 here).


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Cnoc nan Gabhar means Deer Hill, and it lived up to its name.
Weather: Light winds and clear, late afternoon skies.

[Carradale harbour seen from the ascent]

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