Arran Coastal Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 440.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Brodick, Isle of Arran
>   Distance: 63 miles (100 km)
>   Duration: 4 to 7 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from March to October
>   Grading: Moderate
>   Way-marked

Arran Coastal Way Highlights

  • Enjoy the ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran
  • Soak up the warm hospitality, wonderful coastal scenery and abundance of wildlife
  • Admire fantastic views from the summit of Goat Fell
  • Spot porpoises, bottlenose dolphins, otters and grey seals as you make your way around the rugged shoreline
  • Visit ancient standing stones on Machrie Moor, Brodick Castle and spectacular King's Cave

The Arran Coastal Way is a wonderful walking experience around the enchanting Island of Arran. An enjoyable one hour ferry journey across the sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde will transport you to the most southerly and the most accessible of all the Scottish Islands. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide and is often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ as it has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes.

The pretty villages on Arran's beautiful coastline where whitewashed fishermen's cottages overlook exquisite little harbours are surrounded by wonderful sandy beaches, caves and cliffs. The rugged and mountainous jagged peaks and deep glens in the North and interior of the Island resemble the best of Highland scenery while the green rolling hills and pastures in the South are similar to the Scottish Lowlands.

The 63 mile Arran Coastal Way combines coastal paths, forest tracks and quiet roads to encircle this delightful island. Seals are often seen basking on the shore and red deer thrive in the mountains of the north. Golden eagles and buzzards are found in the hills while along the coast you will find a wide variety of noisy sea birds.

Keen to find out more? Check out our blog An Island Adventure on the Arran Coastal Way and our online photo album