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Catacol Bay, Arran

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Catacol Bay, Arran
Isle of Arran - Catacol, Strathclyde, Scotland
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About the photo:

Catacol is a small village - really no more than a hamlet - on the north western tip of the Isle of Arran, a few miles from Lochranza. There is not much to the village beyond a handful of attractive whitewashed cottages, and there are popular walks into the interior highlands of Arran up Glen Catacol. But the scenery - oh my goodness the scenery! The seascapes of Arran are magnificent. To get this photo I simply wandered down to the shore from a layby on the A841 and took this view looking south west across Catacol Bay.

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