Walks in the Southern Scotland

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1. Isle of Arran – Glen Rosa

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Miles: 10 (16 km)

Maps: OS Landranger 69

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Details:

Begin this walk at the end of the road beyond the campsite in Glen Rosa.

You follow a wide track to begin with but then have a steep climb over boggy ground. The climb continues to the summit of Bein Nuis, where you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Goatfell.

The walk to Beinn Tarsuinn is straightforward, but a bit of scrambling is required after you leave its summit. Continue southeast taking in the summit of Beinn a’ Chliabhain, after which the climbing is over and you have a few peat bogs to negotiate and then the steep decent back to Glen Rosa.

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Glen Rosa

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Glen Rosa

2. Glen Trool

Miles: 11 (18km)

Maps: OS Landranger 77

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Details:

This walk is started at Caldons campsite at Loch Trool.

A path follows Caldons Burn on its right bank and gradually climbs until it reaches a wide forestry track. Cross the track and continue on the path, following the burn all the way until the forest ends. At this point turn northeast and climb to the summit of Cambrick Hill.

From the summit, a straightforward walk then takes you on to Lamachan Hill, Bannanbrack and Curleywee. From here you descend northeast over grassy moorland to join up with the Southern Upland Way path. Follow this all the way back to Caldons.

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View of Loch Trool
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View of Loch Trool