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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland

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watch the birdie and the midges

Great rocky walk through the golf course helped stimulate my appetite. Views of Kintyre are magnificent.Best to watch out for golfers and midges. Not one for your best clothes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great rocky walk through the golf course helped stimulate my appetite. Views of Kintyre are magnificent.Best to watch out for golfers and midges. Not one for your best clothes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This round trip walk starts at a carpark marked for the kings cave. It took us about 40 mins to reach the caves . It is a steep narrow walk down when you are near the caves so not for anyone elderly or with walking difficulties and would be a problem for buggies. there are quite afew caves but the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This walk is longer than first seems and full of midges and horseflys all the way along the route. Is quiet steep at places and at times can lose your footing. Interesting caves with markings inside, route clearly visible as many have walked this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were surprised given the number of tourists on the island how few people were here on a nice sunny if windy day - we were the only ones! We walked from the Machrie Stones to the start point - the car park. The round trip from the car park is about 3 miles and is a bit of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The hike into the King's Cave where Robert the Bruce hid from the English was a trip through wood, moss, and fern. The final descent is quite steep but offer wonderful views of the Firth of Clyde and Campbelltown. The caves are interesting and are situated on a great rocky beach.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

One of our favourites with the dog - best walked clockwise (take the left hand path from the carpark) rather than the one near the big sign...much better views and makes the walk seem more fun and speedier!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

On a recent trip to Arran me and my family stopped off at the Kings Caves. You can either take a costal route which you start at a golf course or you can take a walk through woodland path to the caves. Although the woodland walk was beautiful it was a very long walk must be 3 to 5 miles... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a great attraction to see but it is a very long walk. There are two ways to get there. through the woods or you can go along the beach. The woods walk is a rocky path & a steep cliff path down to the cave. Once there it is quite good to see the caves that are where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While the sign says it takes 2 1/2 hours for this 5 km walk we did it much faster ( and we just ambled along) walk through forested area and then onto beach - steep slope to get down to beach! There were a few caves to look in but no signage to explain their past significance - walk back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Well laid out solid path, about half through trees, but then along coast with views of Kintyre and Machrie Bay. The beach is nice and the caves interesting.

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Address: Blackwaterfoot, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Isle of Arran  >  Blackwaterfoot

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