These Boots Were Made For...

...walking, climbing and abseiling!

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just fancy a leisurely family stroll, then Arran has it all. There truly is something for everyone on this 167 sqm paradise.

One of the best ways to explore Arran is on foot, whether you are an experienced hill walker or just out for the fresh air and to soak up the scenery. There are an abundance of walks suited for everyone; from mountain walks such as Goatfell, Arran’s highest peak to low land farm tracks such as Machrie Moor. Everyone of the islands selected routes you’ll experience the beauty of the region with your own eyes.

Explore Arran's sandy beaches, forestry tracks and mountains at the pace you want. The spectacular Glenashdale Falls in Whiting Bay is to be recommended due to the dramatic waterfall and Iron Age fort. This walk is ideal after a heavy rain spell when the falls will look amazing!!

The Arran Coastal Way, whilst challenging in parts, is perhaps Scotland’s finest circular long-distance trail, running 65 miles (105 km) around the island. This walk is not for the fainthearted, but why not pick a section of the walk to try during your stay?

If you are staying with us here at Auchrannie there is a lovely walk just from the back of our five star Luxury Lodges that will take you on a leisurely walk to the top of the Lamlash Hill via the Fairy Glen with some great views on your way.

With its rugged peaks and coastal crags, Arran is well placed on the world map for climbing. Spectacular mountain ranges in the north of the island compete with the more flat farmland in the south, giving something to suit hill walkers and rock climbers alike.

Goatfell is the highest peak on the island and at 874m it falls just short of Munro status. This is a great walk for all the family but is also an excellent gateway onto some of the trickier routes for skilled climbers.

The rough granite and rounded forms of the Arran rocks make for some interesting challenges for rock climbers. If you want to try some climbing or abseiling but are a novice, come and visit us at Arran Adventure where you can learn some basic skills with the security of a full trained instructor.

Or why not sign up for a guided tour from local guide, Lucy Wallace, a great day out!

For more information on short strolls and more challenging hill walks

Walk Highlands guide to Arran

Arran Coastal Way

Arran Wild Walks

The Forestry Commission

Who to walk with…  

Arran Adventure

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Lucy Wallace, Wild Walks on Arran

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NTS Ranger Service at Brodick Castle

T: 0844 493 2152

Arran Outdoor Education Centre

T: 01770 600532 

Be safe- Please remember that sensible walking shoes or boots and appropriate clothing should be worn/taken for all walks. A compass, Ordinance Survey map, whistle and mobile (which may not work in all areas) are recommended and essential for more adventurous outings.