Blackwaterfoot Lodge is located in the village of Blackwaterfoot on the south west coast of the Isle of Arran, in Scotland. It is a short walk to a glorious sandy beach which looks over to the Mull of Kintyre.
In Blackwaterfoot there is a well-stocked shop and post office, a butcher, newsagent, a craft baker, a hairdresser, a garage, the famous Shiskine 12 hole golf course, putting green, tennis courts, bowling green, Fairway's cafe (seasonal opening hours) with a terrace overlooking the sea that serves coffee, cakes and light lunches, and the Kinloch Hotel..
There are many beautiful walks nearby including one to King's Cave that takes in the beach, forest and views to the mountains, and a moorland walk to the the mysterious stone circles at Machrie. Pony trekking is also available in Blackwaterfoot.
Arran wildlife includes soaring golden eagles, seals basking on the rocks, deer, sea otters playing in the water, gannets diving and cormorants sunning their wings. Dolphins and porpoises are also regular visitors. The Isle of Arran is known as 'Scotland in miniature' because of its wild mountains in the north and rolling hills in the south, and as the island is only twenty miles long, all within easy reach.
It's a place of pilgrimage for geologists, many of whom would have experienced their first field trip as a student here on Arran. James Hutton, sometimes known as The Father of Geology, did much of his pioneering field work on Arran.
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