Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday 8 days in Scotland
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

A 61 or 44 mile circular walk around the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

Arran Coastal Way Scottish walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

On this Arran Coastal Way walking holiday around the coastal path of the Island of Arran in Scotland, you see castles, caves, standing stones and a variety of wildlife. Situated in the sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde, the Isle of Arran is the most southerly and the most accessible of all the Scottish islands. Just a short ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde it is a favourite destination for hikers throughout the year.

On this option of the Arran Coastal Way walking holiday you walk 61 miles of the circular walking trail around this beautiful Scottish island, often described as “Scotland in Miniature”. The north of Arran is ruggedly mountainous with granite peaks and deep glens resembling the best Scottish Highland scenery, whereas the south of Arran is gentler with low lying farmland, woodland and moorland.

This magnificent self guided walking holiday combines many varied habitats, a fascinating mixture of seaside paths, forest hiking trails, tidal beaches and rolling hills. Although mostly at low level, it includes some occasional rock scrambling and an optional hike over the Arran’s highest mountain, Goat Fell. All around there are spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde to the east and the Kintyre Peninsula in the west.

You can combine this Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday in Scotland with a walk along the Scottish Highlands Great Glen from Fort William to Inverness on The Great Glen Way for a longer walking holiday.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates April to September and in either direction.

These daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
61 miles
Min/max daily distance:
8/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
moderate
Features:
Brodick Castle
Glenashdale Falls
This route connects with:

Island Hopping

  Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday 8 days
Walking holiday around the coastal path of the Island of Arran in Scotland
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Brodick, Isle of Arran

To start your walking holiday on Arran Coastal Way walking trail you make your own way to Ardrossan, Scotland to catch the ferry to Brodick for your first night’s accommodation. We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on Arran Coastal Way. The ferry sails approximately six times per day with a journey time of one hour.

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Extra day in Brodick  
Enjoy the area and maybe spend some time on the beach or visit Brodick Castle and gardens one of Scotland’s historic buildings

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Walk Brodick to Sannox     8 miles
Walking on from Brodick perhaps take time to visit Brodick Castle, a rare example of a medieval defensive castle later converted into a comfortable family country house. The hiking trail then leads to within 244m of the summit of the highest mountain on Arran, Goat Fell (874m) with wonderful views if you climb to the top. Descend to the village of Corrie and walk the short distance by road to Sannox. There is an easier low-level route available from Brodick to Sannox.

Day 3: Walk Sannox to Lochranza       9 miles

A day of coastal walking passing the Fallen Rocks, a massive fall of large rocks which fell from the cliffs. Hiking on there are beautiful views over the Firth of Clyde to the Scottish islands of Bute and Cumbrae and the walking trail continues to the most northerly point of the Arran, a huge rock called the “Cock of Arran”. Hiking over Scriodan Rock Fall may involve some rock scrambling at high tide and it is now only a short walk to Lochranza.

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Lochranza to Machrie       14 miles
Perhaps visit Lochranza Scotch whisky Distillery and ruined Lochranza Castle before hiking out of the village on the hill walking path. It descends to the road at Catacol Bay and from here there is 7.5km of road walking beside the sea to the village of Pirmill. Walking along beach to Imachar and then hiking on the lane to Machrie. You then catch the local bus to the village of Blackwaterfoot for your overnight accommodation.

Day 5: Machrie to Lagg      12 miles  

You return by the local bus to Machrie to start today’s walking. There are several interesting sea caves and an iron-age fort on the Arran Coastal Way from Machrie to Blackwaterfoot. From Blackwaterfoot the walking trail stays close to the water. The Arran Coastal Way joins the main road at Sliddery and from there it is 3km hike to the Lagg Hotel.

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Lagg to Whiting Bay        10 miles
A strenuous walking day with some agility and stamina required to hike across two boulder fields, only passable at low tide. It is an interesting walk always close to the sea. You pass the large rock outside Black Cave and watch the basking seals on the way to ruined Kildonan Castle.

Day 7: Whiting Bay to Brodick         8 miles

Walking on from Whiting Bay the Arran Coastal Way goes inland on forest trails to Glenashdale Falls. It continues north through the forest to reach Monamore Glen and from there enjoy lovely views over Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. From Lamlash the walk returns to the coast for the final scenic 8km hike to Brodick

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Arran Coastal Way Scottish Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Extra day in Brodick

Enjoy the area and maybe spend some time on the beach or visit Brodick Castle and gardens one of Scotland’s historic buildings

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring more of The Island of Arran. You return to the Scottish mainland by the Brodick to Ardrossan ferry.

Arran Coastal Walking Holiday
circular from Brodick
8  day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1: Arrive Brodick
Optional extra day in Brodick
Day 2: Brodick to Sannox                    8 miles
Day 3: Sannox to Lochranza                9 miles
Day 4: Lochranza to Machrie              14 miles
Day 5:  Machrie to Lagg                      12 miles
Day 6: Lagg to Whiting Bay                 10 miles
Day 7: Whiting Bay to Brodick            8 miles
Optional extra day in Brodick
Day 8: depart Brodick

£693pp
dbl/twin

£931pp
single occ

£1,001pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Arran Coastal Way

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Brodick
Douglas Hotel

double/twin
£54.58

single
£109.00

Douglas Hotel half board

£77.84

£129.00

Lochranza
Lochranza Hotel

double/twin
£14.68

single
£20.00

Lagg
Lagg Hotel

double/twin
£9.78

single
£60.00

What’s included
in your Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide to Arran Coastal Way

Optional Extras
for your Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday in Scotland

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance
  • cost of ferry to and from Arran

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Arran Coastal Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Edinburgh or Glasgow airport where trains are available to the ferry terminal at Oban.
  • By Car to Ardrossan where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Ardrossan

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