Creag Ghlas Laggan Hike

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Where: Creag Ghlas Laggan, Isle of Arran
Who: I Parker
Height: 1,475ft

The image below is of 1,475ft Creag Ghlas Laggan mountain and the 1,089ft Torr Meadhonach on the east side of Lochranza village, on the Island of Arran. This image is from the small slip for the ferries to Argyle.

I have not hiked these two hills yet, but they are high on the list. The trail leads through the hills where the white line is, past waterfalls and on to Laggan on the east coast, about 3 miles distance.

You follow that trail looking for the best ways to the top of the two hills. There does not seem to be any clear paths to the top of these hills. Both are sure to give great views over Lochranza, one of the most scenic places in Scotland.

Lochranza Hills image

The image below is from next to Lochranza Castle looking towards Creag Ghlas Laggan. You have to walk up Newton Road, just along from the castle, then follow the walking signs for Laggan. The Laggan walking path leads through the hills to the coast. Laggan is an area with an old cottage, there are no roads, just walking trails.

Creag Ghlas Laggan image

The image below is of the north end of Torr Meadhonach. There is a path all the way around the head there and down to Laggan, a popular circuit. If you descend onto the east coast, you can follow that trail back.

Torr Meadhonach image

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.

For information on Arran, Lochranza and the Ferry, visit the pages:

Tour of Arran Page . Lochranza Page .

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