Arran Coastal Way

A circular route exploring the full range of scenery found on the Isle of Arran.

5 to 9 nights
63 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £455 per person

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About this route

The full Arran Coastal Way walking holiday combines a mixture of rugged coastal paths, tranquil forest tracks, quiet roads and stretches of sandy beaches to encircle this enchanting island in its entirety.

Beginning and ending in Brodick, the main town on the island, the trail showcases a wide range of magnificent wildlife, interesting history, charming settlements and diverse scenery, offering plenty of sights to discover and enjoy during each stage of your walk.

 

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Arran Coastal Way map
Circular trail beginning at Brodick
63 miles (101 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the diverse scenery, from impressive caves and dramatic cliffs to forest trails and many charming villages such as Corrie and Sannox.

Reaching the summit of Goat Fell, the highest point on the Arran Coastal Way, and taking in the far-reaching views across to the mainland.

Spotting a variety of wildlife along the trail, including elusive red squirrels and handsome golden eagles.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
ACW1 A circular trail beginning at Brodick 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding£455
ACW6 A circular trail beginning at Brodick 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding£545
ACW2 A circular trail beginning at Brodick 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate£635
ACW3 A circular trail beginning at Brodick 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£725
ACW4 A circular trail beginning at Brodick 9 nights, 8 days walking Easy / Moderate£815

Arran Coastal Way 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

The Arran Mountain Festival takes places annually in the spring. During this time, the Isle of Arran is very busy with walkers and accommodation becomes limited. If you would like to book a holiday in the spring, please contact us to check the festival dates and whether they're likely to affect availability for your hike.

Start

Travel to Brodick where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Brodick to Lochranza. 17 miles (27km)

Day 2

Lochranza to Blackwaterfoot. 18 miles (28.5km)

Day 3

Blackwaterfoot to Kildonan. 13 miles (21km)

Day 4

Kildonan to Brodick. 16.5 miles (26.5km)

Finish

Depart from Brodick after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night can be the perfect way to extend your holiday and give you more time to explore the many interesting locations along the trail.

If you would like to spend some time exploring at the beginning or end of your walk, Brodick is a good choice, with Brodick Castle and Gardens providing an interesting stop to while away the hours.

There is also plenty to see and do in Lochranza, from spotting seals on the shores of the loch, exploring the ruin of Lochranza Castle, visiting the Arran whisky distillery or playing golf.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 63 miles (100.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 13 miles (21 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (28.5 km)
Code: ACW1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Brodick
End of holiday: Brodick

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick.

By Ferry - The Isle of Arran is a short ferry journey from the port of Ardrossan. Ferry Services operate between Ardrossan and Brodick daily. Please note that the latest check-in time is 10 minutes for foot passengers and 30 minutes for vehicles prior to departure. (If taking your car across to the island, you are strongly recommended to make a ferry reservation.)

By Rail - There is a choice of stations at Ardrossan. Ardrossan Harbour, Ardrossan Town or Ardrossan South Beach - depending on the location of your accommodation.

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from Ardrossan.

From London - Trains run from London Euston station to Ardossan Harbour and Ardrossan South Beach. From Ardrossan, the ferry will then be required to Brodick.

Return To The Start - The Arran Coastal Way is a circular tour beginning and ending in Brodick on the Isle of Arran.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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