Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mountain Festival (A to Z challenge)

Next month brings the annual Arran Mountain Festival between the 16th & 19th May, in an event that caters for different levels of ability with the aim of getting out there!  Not only is it packed full of walks, but also lots of social events.  It's a great opportunity to try more difficult walks such as the A'chir ridge, with trained guides to provide the necessary ropes and assistance, or just a gentle stroll while taking photographs.
One of my favourite events is the film night on the 17th - this year being held at the Altachorive - where a series of short films are shown that have been drawn from a variety of outdoor sports and previously shown at the Kendal film festival.
Some events are family orientated and others strictly 'hardcore', such as the Goatfell mountain race! Then on the Sunday night its time for more fun with the pub quiz at the Ormidale in Brodick before more walks on the Monday.

Views are guaranteed, but if the weather permits they will be spectacular!


  1. Wow, these mountains are so different from what I am use to here in the eastern US! Gr8 job capturing the majesty of these thrones from on high! Now following. Curious as a Cathy

    1. Thank you, some days they are shrouded in mist / rain, so the good days and views make up for it.

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    1. Thank you - I just love being in the mountains (high or low).