Carrick Castle Walk 5 is approximately 4 hours round-trip walk from the castle to the Lochan nan Cnaimh (400 metres). This walk starts at the north end of the village and ends up climbing the heights on the way up to Cruach nam Miseag mountain (606 metres) with great views of the surrounding mountains and on the way down of Loch Goil and Carrick Castle. Just after the pond on Walk 2 there is a track that doubles back to the left. (If you see the ‘old rubbish tip’ on the right of the track you have gone too far and missed the turning.) The track you turn off on to is a farm quad bike track that goes to the lochan. You need to take a map if you go this way in case the visability becomes poor. This track is the start to Walk 5 and from this point to the large lochan and back will take you couple of hours. From the lochan you can traverse the plateau towards Cruach mountain and climb up the mountain that will take you a further couple of hours round trip. There are fantastic views from the top but this walk requires you to be fit and prepared and it is not one to be done on the spur of the moment… See Walk 6 if you wish to extend your walk to Cruach nam Miseag. See the photographs of how to get there…
Walk 5 – Looking back over the view of Loch Goil.