Walk 4

Please note that this walk is being changed as the Carrick Woodlands are being felled in 2016 & 2017. Once the trees have been felled this walk will be completely revised.  

In the meantime there is is a new track to the left after going through the gate and although very steep it takes you up to the plateau and ridge.


Carrick Castle Walk 4 - The walk starts at the gate just on the south side of the new bridge that is south of the castle. This is a fairly steep track taking 1 hour round trip through the forest. Unfortunately there are quite a few trees that have blown down over the track, the first just 20 minutes away but currently you can't get past them (2013 onwards). The path has now in 2014 been dug up with a ditch across it with a new track leading south to the left. The new track is worth walk up to see the views however it is very steep in parts. The end of the old track that used to go straight up is 175 metres high. The photos shown are ones of the old track and the second gate and sign have been removed (2015). You could previously walk on beyond the old track over a small bridge but you need a map and wellington boots. This walk will be revised once the trees have been felled and the walks re-photographed.

Walk 4 - The walk starts at this gate just south of the new bridge that is south of the castle. This is a fairly steep track taking 1 hour round trip.

Walk 4 - The second gate on Walk 4 is the entrance to Carrick Wood that is privately owned. The track goes on up through the woods. It can be very wet and slippery. This gate has now been removed (2014).

Walk 4 - Carrick Wood sign. On it you will see there are two tracks shown off it, one to the right and another to the left. Neither are now tracable as they have overgrown from lack of use. This sign has now been removed (2014).

Walk 4 - Just twenty minutes walk from the first gate and five minutes from the second gate, a large tree has been blown over across the track. You can no longer pass by it (2013 onwards). There are several other trees after this that have also fallen across the track.

Walk 4 - View looking back from where you have just walked up the track...

Walk 4 - The end of Walk 4 at 175 metres high. From here you can walk further off the track but you need a map and wellington boots as the path takes you alongside the river.

Walk 4 - If you decide to walk on beyond Walk 4, you come off the track and cross this bridge. You need a map and wellington boots as it will be wet under foot going up alonmgside the river.

Walk 4 - Looking down the track from the end of Walk 4 at 175 metres high.

Walk 4 - The walk back down the track through the woods.

Walk 4 - View from the walk going further down the track.

Walk 4 - Carrick Castle in view on the return from Walk 4

Walk 4 - View from Walk 4 looking north towards Cruach and Loch Goil

Walk 4 - View to the north east and Loch Goil with Carrick Castle in the foreground

Walk 4 - View to the east of Loch Goil with the peninsular opposite Carrick Castle, towards the end of Walk 4