Just when I thought I saw everything our journey just keeps getting better!
Linda dropped us off to the starting point of the trail that would take us to Glenashdale Falls. She had said she was going to set this one out but the trail was about 1 mile round trip and mostly flat. BOY were we in for a treat.
The trail was a 1 ½ miles to it, and as we got farther into the trail it continued to get tougher. I’m sure this particular trail is a piece a cake for the locals, but for me it was a challenge since I’m not used to climbing up hill very much. When we arrived it was very rewarding seeing the massive Glanashdale Waterfalls.
I have never seen a large waterfall like this in real life so it was quite an experience. I even got to stand on the rocks right by it. I’m usually terrified of heights, but today it was all or nothing, because I may only get one opportunity to see this falls. This has probably been one of my favorite places we’ve visited so far. There still a ton of stuff to cover on our trip, but time is flying by fast!
It was such a gorgeous day in Arran with temperatures of about 65 degrees. The sun was bright with blue skies and big white fluffy clouds. I keep forgetting that’s its still August with these cool temperatures.
We toured the huge Brodick Castle. It is neat how they decorate it like it would have been back when it was used. I was really disappointed that we couldn’t take pictures inside though.
However, we were allowed to take pictures in the castle’s beautiful gardens. They really showcased how unique the Isle of Arran really is. The island’s weather and temperatures are susceptible for growing tropical plants such as palm trees as well as colder climate plants like evergreens. I know I didn’t make it through the whole garden, but all I can say is this garden is like no other.
If you ever come to Isle of Arran, Brodick Castle should be on your touring list!