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Lochranza to Brodick "haute route"

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As far as walks go, this has to be up there as one of our favourites.  It may be a long one, at least 21km whatever version you do, but it's a good one.  The joy of this route is you have multiple options for making your way back to Brodick.
Roll call at the 7am ferry saw Don, Eleanor, Gail, Gary, Lorraine, Steve, Marie and Caroline lining up in the breakfast queue to carb load in preparation for the days exertions.  Gillian was waiting for us at the bus. The weatherpeeps ensured us we would have a dry day though it was a wee bit on the cool side considering it's June.
The bus dropped us at the Lochranza Distillery and we made good progress up Gleann Easan due to the relatively good conditions underfoot from the recent dry spell.  Once we were over the river it was the first climb of the day up onto Sail an Im.

We were soon onto the ridge and drinking in the views before us.  Looking north, we could see the Paps of Jura but it was our route ahead which was getting our attenti…