Hiking Group on Great Cumbrae.

This evening, I am posting images consequent upon today’s small group hiking trip to Great Cumbrae, an island in the Firth of Clyde off the West Coast of Scotland. The route covered about eight miles.

Great Cumbrae is accessed via regular ferry service fromĀ Largs, about 32 miles S.W. of Glasgow.

Ferry arriving from Largs on Scottish mainland

The name is derived from Cumbri being another name for the Brittonic (Welsh) speaking inhabitants of Strathclyde who were dominant in the region about 1000 years ago,

The island is haven for hikers and cyclists featuring some ten miles of roads which are, almost, free of traffic.

As will be evident from the images herein Great Cumbrae offers lush, sub-tropical vegetation, rare plants, coastal scenery, unusual rock formations (including one shaped as a crocodile) and a pretty harbour.

Palm tree at 56 degrees North.

Millport Harbour, Great Cumbrae.

Millport Bay.

Wild Flowers.

War Memorial.

Gorse in bloom.

Coastal Scenery.

View of Isle of Bute.

Crocodile Rock.

Millport Bay.

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