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Good walk

We managed to do the walk just before Ophelia hit the coast. Easy walk combining forest and beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olivier G
Strasbourg, France
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Lovely afternoon.

Walked to the King's Caves,quite a walk,but really worth it,a bit up and down,if you are not too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort William, United Kingdom
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Blackwaterfoot, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to do the walk just before Ophelia hit the coast. Easy walk combining forest and beach. Not really difficult, a bit boggy in some places.

Thank Olivier G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to the King's Caves,quite a walk,but really worth it,a bit up and down,if you are not too fit. Lots of Viking and Pictish drawings,really interesting. (Some of the drawings have been damaged),but a lot remain).A lot of people have made small cairns around the...More

Thank Faymar_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk with great views from Blackwaterfoot, a nice 6 mike circular walk gets you to the caves and provides some spectacular views. Well worth the effort.

Thank Duane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly straightforward walk with a few steep climbs. Mostly on gravel paths with some rocky shore walking. A must do when on Arran. Took us around an hour and a half.

Thank maggibStranraer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the King's Caves hike in Blackwaterfoot the week just past and I'd definitely recommend this to everyone visiting the Isle of Arran. The walk comprises a circular hike commencing at the sign-posted car park (just before the Machrie Moor standing stones car park)....More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rather than parking at the edge of the wood by the main road, park at Blackwaterfoot (maybe get a light lunch etc at the golf course Tee Room- open to non members) and follow the track beside the golf pro shop. When you reach a...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The whole walk with some chill out time took around 3 hours. We went with our young kids of 4 and 7 and they loved it. The woods were lovely and gave some protection from the rain! As you come out the woods the views...More

2  Thank Gonzolongo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We parked at the unsealed carpark signposted on the road. We were only about the 4th car in it when we arrived (full and overflowing when we got back - find a spot where you can't get parked in). It was around 5km walk round...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We just had to visit the caves and they are fantastic! There is a bit of a walk to get to them which was most enjoyable especially as it was a bright sunny day. We found the rock formation inside the caves very interesting and...More

Thank coolkitty
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

There is a fairly short walk down to the caves on a good forestry track. I'm no historian or geologist, but it was interesting to see the cave markings. This is a good way to make use of a half day. Take a picnic, eat...More

Thank Sanddancer steve
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