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Isle of Arran

Location: Scotland (Outer Clyde Estuary ) Distance: 128 miles (206km)

Thu May 19 Morning train Chelmsford to Liverpool Street, train Kings Cross to Edinburgh; lunch in Edinburgh. 16:15 Edinburgh train to Glasgow Central. 1615 Glasgow Central train to Ardrossan, 1800 ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick. B&B at Alma House, Brodick (£12.50) Drinks (and quiz) at the Ormidale Hotel

Fri May 20 Brodick - Corriegills Point - Clauchlands Point - Clauchland Hills - Sheeans - Cnoc Breac -Benlister Glen - Lamlash. 13 miles B&B at Mrs Boyne, Sycamore Grove, Lamlash (£12.50) Dinner at the Pierhead Tavern

Sat May 21 Lamlash - The Ross - Squiler - The Urie - Sloc Ruairdh - Auchencairn -Kingscross Point - Whiting Bay. 11 miles B&B at Rowallan, School Road, Whiting Bay (£14.00) Dinner at the Eden Lodge Hotel

Sun May 22 Whiting Bay - Knockenkelly - Glenashdale Falls - Giants Graves - Largymeanoch -Largybeg Point - Dippenhead - Kildonan Castle (lunch at Kildonan Hotel) - Brennan Head - Kilmory. 16 miles B&B at Kilmory House, Kilmory (£16.00) Mon May 23 Kilmory - Sliddery - Corriecravie - Cnoc Reamhar - Scrivan - Clauchan Water - Pien - Shiskine - Cnoc Ballygown - Blackwaterfoot. 16 miles B&B at Midmar, Blackwaterfoot (£15.00) Dinner at Kinloch Hotel

Tue May 24 Blackwaterfoot - Kings Cave - Toremore - Moss Farm - Baniorlach - Beinn Lochan - Imachar - Pirnmill. Bus to Catacol. 16 miles B&B at the Catacol Bay Hotel, dinner at the hotel (£18.50)

Wed May 25 Bus from Catacol to Pirnmill. Pirnmill - Alt Gollach - Beinn Bharrain - Meall Bhig - nan Damh - Catacol - Lochranza. 13 miles B&B at Benvaren, Lochranza (£14.00) Dinner at the Lochranza Hotel

Thu May 26 Lochranza - Gleann Easan Biorach - Loch na Davie - Carn Mor - Caisteal Abhail - Sail an Im - North Glen Sannox - Tor na Cair Brice - Glen Chalmadale - Lochranza. 15 miles B&B at Benvaren, Lochranza (£14.00) Dinner at the Lochranza Hotel, drinks at the Catacol Bay Hotel

Fri May 27 Lochranza - North Newton - Laggan - North Sannox - Corrie. 13 miles B&B at the Corrie Hotel, Corrie, dinner at the hotel (£20.00)

Sat May 28 Corrie - Corrie Burn - Goatfell - North Goatfell - Cir Mhor - Beinn Tarsuinn - Beinn Nuis - Glen Rosa - Brodick. 15 miles B&B at the Glenartney Hotel, Brodick (£20.00) Dinner at the Glenarthy then drinks at the Ormidale Hotel

Sun May 29 Morning in Brodick, afternoon ferry to Ardrossan, trains to Dumfries. B&B at Dumfries.

Mon May 30 Train from Dumfries to London.