Walk: Castle Aargh! via Jubilee Bridge

Argyll & Bute | Portnacroish | Short walk | ★★★

[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!

[Castle Stalker]

📌 Walk: Castle Aargh! via Jubilee Bridge ★★★
Short / finish at car park on minor road 1 mi west of Appin (not Port Appin), G.R.: NM 924465 ///watches.dinosaur.summit

▶ 4 km / 3 mi | ▲ 20 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Jubilee Bridge; Castle Stalker
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.

Route & map

Car park - Jubilee Bridge - cross Glenstockdale Burn - viewpoint for Castle Stalker - return by outward route


Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Horses, cows, gulls, a few ripe blackberries and a very hungry caterpillar.
Weather: 10°C or so with sunshine and a brief shower.

[Loch Laich at Jubilee Bridge]

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