Arran Coastal Way

A fantastic walk circumnavigating the Isle of Arran, affectionately known as 'Scotland in Miniature.'

4 to 9 nights
31-63 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £410 per person

About the trail

The Isle of Arran is the most southerly of all the Scottish islands. It is often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, thanks to its rugged ‘highland’ terrain in the north and greener, rolling ‘lowland’ landscapes in the south. The Arran Coastal Way circles the island, taking in attractive harbour villages, Bronze Age stone circles, impressive castles and many more fascinating landmarks.

Arran’s diverse wildlife is another special feature of the trail. Seals bask on the shores of the island, while red squirrels and red deer thrive in the forests and mountains. The hills are dominated by birds of prey, while the coastline supports flocks of gannets, cormorants, oystercatchers and many others.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the Arran Coastal Way

“Absolutely fantastic! The Isle of Arran was a superb location for a walking holiday and the coastal path was a real gem… Everything went as planned with all accommodations of a good or high standard and our bags were always picked up and dropped off without a problem.”
Mr Lieberman, UK
“We loved every minute of our walk, and hope to return to Arran again sometime. Too bad it is so far from Canada!”
Ms Lashuk, Canada
“Overall a very enjoyable experience.”
Mr Andrews, UK
“The Contour arrangements were good, the baggage was always there to meet us, and in general the accommodation was easy to find. We have found that the accommodation provided on the Contour Walking holidays is generally of a high standard.”
Mr Humphrey, UK
"On Mount Goat Fell" by Esther Doorn (2019)
"Lamlash" by Colin Patey (2019)
"Descending to Catecol Bay" by Colin Patey (2019)