Blane & the Isle of Bute

Cost: £95 - PICKUP LOCATION: GLASGOW

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Ferry across THE CLYDE TO THE  beautiful ISLE OF BUTE. A DAY FULL OF VARIETY and choices FROM THE EXTRAVAGANZA OF A GOTHIC MANSION TO THE CELTIC MONASTIC RUINS OF ST BLANES. A coastal WALK AND A STROLL ALONG THE SANDS MAKE THIS A FULFILLING DAY

 

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Day's Itinerary:

-        Drive to the ferry at Wemyss Bay & enjoy a scenic crossing to this jewel of an island in the Firth of Clyde, viewing sea birds en route and possible porpoise.

-        EITHER view the Gothic extravaganza of Mount Stuart's interior and walk its gardens and tree fringed sea shore. Grading; easy and flat along paths to the arboretum, gardens, coast and woodlands.  This is an additional cost of £13 adult; £11 Concession; £7.50 child. This mansion is perhaps Scotland's best kept secret

-       OR  drive south and hike to Scotland’s finest monastic site from the era of the Celtic saints of 6th century. It still exudes a deep peace in its remote, upland setting. Grading: Easy climb to the monastic ruins. Distance: 1km. Height Gained: 50m.

-       Walk a coastal section to Glencallum Bay. Grading: Moderate to strenuous over some boggy and stony ground. Distance: 4kms. 

-        Drive up the west coast to Ettrick Bay and paddle its fine sandy shore, or if you’re brave, swim!

-        Home again on the ferry.

Cost includes ferry fares.

Pickup: 09:00  Drop off: 19:00