This being Scotland in Miniature, you will find one item looming not so small is the weather. There are nice days on Arran - I have seen pictures on the internet - but as fate would dictate for me, the only nice days I had were the ones in which I was coming and going. Many people come to Arran to hike or bike so they should keep a close eye on the weather as it can change quickly. There are a lot of scramble routes in the mountains that can get dangerous fast with wet rocks, high winds and no visibility. The picture was taken on a day where I tried going up the main Goatfell path in between storms. Just before breaking completely out of the woods, the skies started dumping and there didn’t seem much point in continuing. As I went down, I still met others going up. They needed the exercise, I guess.
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
Look out for midgies when you're outside. No, not those tiny men, but a type of mosquitos. They're everywhere, and if you're allergic you'll get bumps all over. Although they don't look like mosquitos, because they are so small, they do sting. If you're not allergic you'll just get small red spots, but still they are annoying. Bring a good bug reppelant.