Today was forecast to be the best day of our mini break, so today was the day we would try to reach Goatfell Summit. We got up a bit later and had a more relaxed morning, before driving a brief way to park at the start of the walk.
The weather forecast had remained favourable so we set off optimistically to reach the top.
The first thing to note was that it was very windy. Due to this we didn’t make it all the way to the top.
The second thing to note was that on our way back down it started hailing pretty much sideways and we got soaked – so we were glad we didn’t go all the way to the top!
We are now both pretty pooped!
Today has been a reverse day of yesterday. The weather started out OK and got worse, so we made a run out of the south of the island this morning to find some waterfalls.
The red squirrel count is still at 0. I seriously have no look!
After a rather miserable start to the morning, it brightened up around noon. We managed to squeeze in a couple of walks (North Sannox and Glen Sannox) as well as a trip to the distillery.
A gym session in the morning and two walks has left us a bit pooped.
Overall Arran is exceeding my expectations, which I had set low after Skye and Norway last year.
After a long drive we arrived on Arran. The ferry crossing was smooth, but it was really misty/foggy and raining.
Even though the weather was miserable, I did appreciate the mist. Maybe not the rain so much, but I do love misty, bleak landscapes.
We had tea at Beck Hall and it was very nice. We had lunch at a pub in the village which wasn’t so good.
When we woke up on Sunday it was sunny (The forecast said it would snow overnight and be foggy in the morning) so that was a bit annoying because had I known it would be nice I would have gotten up for the sunrise!
Back home now though, awaiting the next holiday – the Isle of Arran!
Even though it was forecast to be chucking it down all day we decided to do the circular walk. We went in the direct of Janet’s Foss – Gordale Scar – Malham Cove. I had wanted to climb up the scar but the weather conditions weren’t ideal and I’m not that brave!
When we first set out it was only drizzling a bit, so I was optimistic that the weather forecast wouldn’t be right…
But by the time we got to Gordale Scar it was chucking it down! Then it chucked it down whilst e walked to Malham Cove. Then it stopped raining for the walk back.
Last week it was my birthday! For my birthday we went away for the weekend. I decided that Malham would be the location for our mini trip. I’ve never been and it looked nice in photos online (and it’s not too far away from us).
We arrived on Friday night, and the weather forecast looked pants. When we woke up on Saturday the weather was pants! But we donned our waterproofs and set off out anyway.
The walk took us to Janet’s Foss (A waterfall in a small woodland area), then onto Gordale Scar (Waterfalls in a valley) and then onto Malham Cove (A limestone area at the edge of the hill).
More photos coming …