A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side
25th August 2023 Steve Tosh

The Isle of Arran walk that is now in its eighth year was once again a magnificent success and a lot of fun for everyone that took part. Not as hot as last year but the rain stayed away even though it was raining on the mainland.

As always the first day started with the Brodick Highland Games, a great treat and this year 4 women took part which added a lot more interest in the competition and the exceptional strength and skill of these ladies impressed the spectators that looked on. The stall took £300 on the day and it was lovely to see a few familiar faces that we have met in previous years showing off the wristbands that they were still wearing.

It was great to see many new faces on the walks this year, some of the new walks were quite challenging. From Glen Rosa to Goat Fell and a new beautiful walk to Fhion Lochan and a swim if you are brave enough. The coastal walk from Whiting Bay to Lamlash was described as ‘a fail’ never to be repeated due to the rock and sea weed along the coastline that meant a lot of discomfort and falling over. A drink at the Lamlash Bay Hotel and a chat with Serge made it all worthwhile.

A great many thank you’s to everyone that took part on the walk, to everyone that fundraised with a special thanks to Carlton, Michelle and Kayla. With all the fundraising and gift aid, this years walk has raised over £2,000.

As always a special thank you to Hutch our fundraising super hero and the Lamlash Golf Club and as always to the people of the Isle of Arran that make this incredible week so special for everyone.

The plans are already underway for the 2024 walk, if you are interested in coming along you can contact us through Facebook or the Smile of Arran website, but book early as there are only limited spaces in the houses that have been booked.

If you want to see some of the photos from this years walk you can click on the following LINK.