The Whisky Tasting Club

Day 2 Walk: Bridgend Woods

I always wake up early, so this blogging lark gives me something to do whilst waiting for michelle to wake up. However, we are doing so much I’m going to get left behind!

Sunday started with glorious sunshine. We chose the walk closest to us, which is a 2 hour walk through some lovely woods near bridgend. Its approximately a three mile round trip with easy walking, I did it in shorts and sandals! The woodlands were carpetted in bluebells (which Michelle says are my favorite flower, apparently) and the book says it is also good for snowdrops and daffodils at other times of the year. Park next to the small shop in Bridgend. Opposite the shop, to the left of the pub, is a pair of gates and a path. Go up the path, down a small hill in the woods, then across a bridge over the river Sorn. Its very scenic there. After the bridge turn right (eastwards) at the drive that runs parallel with the river.

Continue for about 2km. About half way along this path, after the turn to the islay square (which you dont take) there is a path down to the river, ideal for the dog. You then get to another wooden bridge. This is particularly scenic and has a seat which we occupied for a while :) After the bridge take the left hand fork and continue up a gentle hill (ignoring the turn off  strangely sign posted to Bridgend). Keep straight on this path, crossing another path or two, coming out of the woods and eventually meeting the main road from askaig to bridgend. Turn left onto the road and walk back for about 800m, then turn left and go down to the 19th century Woollen Mill, where they make all sorts of crafts. Leaving the mill, continue up the hill to rejoin the path through the woods. Turn right and retrace your steps back to bridgend for a well earnt pint at the very nice boozer there.

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