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2nd October 2017

Arran – Make Plans for 2018

best walks on arran on goatfell

Interested in walking on the Isle of Arran in 2018? The Scottish west coast island has beautiful beaches, mountains and is extremely easy to reach from the mainland! Experience some of the best walks on Arran, like the Arran Coastal Way, in the new year with EasyWays!

With our unique walking holiday service, you can have your trip the way you want! Whether this means adding on days to visit attractions or incorporating trips into the route, we want to make your holiday the best it could be. Also, with our service including baggage transfer, local knowledge, emergency support and more. Visit the west coast and have the trip you have always dreamed of!

What’s on in 2018?

Arran Mountain Festival

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The terrain in Arran is different at each turn!

Why not make the most of your time on Arran in 2018 and attend local events? There are so many things going on in Arran! The Arran Mountain Festival in May next year offers walkers to experience the best of Arran’s scenery and landscapes. Incorporating the Arran Coastal Way into the festival you can expect to meet so many people all within the island’s beautiful surroundings. In 2018, talk part the festival to experience the best walks on Arran!

Arran Folk Festival

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Celtic music is extremely popular in the Scottish islands!

Are you interested in music? The Arran Folk Festival taking place in June next year is not to be missed! Scottish islands are known for having a large musical talent, which is showcased at this annual event! A great way of immersing into Celtic culture.

Arran Coastal Way – best walks on Arran!

best walks on Arran

One of the best walks on Arran!

One of the best walks on Arran is the Arran Coastal Way! With a route that loops around the island, there is so much to see. As the name suggests the path you follow is coastal. The north of Arran is mountainous and the south areas are more a moor-like terrain, so expect a mix when making your way. Beginning and ending in the main town of Brodick, the 65-mile-long route is ideal for first time walkers!

How Do I Reach Arran?

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The Ardrossan to Brodick ferry runs very frequently, especially in summer!

Arran is one of the nearest islands to the Scottish mainland. And so, to get onto the island it is very easy. From Glasgow, you take a 40-minute train to the town of Ardrossan. From there are regular ferries over to Brodick, which is where the Arran Coastal Way begins! Taking 55 minutes, the overall journey time is not bad at all. Planning a trip in 2018? Think of how accessible the island is!

At EasyWays we cover so many routes, like the West Highland Way and think it’s very important to keep our walkers updated! So, to learn more about how you can enjoy The Kintyre Way, look at our last post!

Interested in walking on Arran? Or any of our other beautiful walking routes? Contact us today!

Andrew Fernie and Easyways have been providing excellent expert advice and services since 1996 to walkers who want to explore more of the wonderful scenery and history throughout Scotland and Europe.