Scotland – Pirnmill Hills, Isle of Arran
Distance: 15 km/9½ miles
Type: Moorland, hill and coast
Where: Circular walk from Thundergay via Coire Fhionn Lochan, Beinn Bhreac, Mullach Buidhe and Pirnmill.
Start/End: Mid Thundergay (NR879466).
Terrain: Good, clear paths and quiet coastal roads, with some rugged ridge-top hillwalking.
Maps: OS Explorer 361; OS Landranger 69.
With its blend of Highland and Lowland scenery — magnificent, jagged peaks and ridges in the north; fertile, rolling farmlands in the south — the Isle of Arran is often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’. It’s a popular destination for day or weekend visitors from the mainland, although a longer stay on the island will afford a much better opportunity to sample the variety of scenery and walks the island has to offer. Goat Fell is the highest peak on Arran at 874m/2,867ft, with a spectacular viewpoint that certainly shouldn’t be missed. Much quieter walking with equally fine views is to be found on the hills of the north-west, above the village of Pirnmill.
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