Arran Coastal Way

Arran Coastal Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
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Accommodation & Baggage Transfers Included

Arran Coastal Way ~ 65 miles (105 km) ~ 6 days' walking

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The Arran Coastal Way is a magnificent circular walk around the perimeter of the beautiful Island of Arran, often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ because it compresses the best of Scottish scenery into its petite size of only 20 miles long by 10 miles wide. The north of the island is ruggedly mountainous, with granite peaks and deep glens, resembling the Scottish Highlands, whereas the south is more gentle with low-lying farmland, woodland and moorland.

Situated in the sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde, Arran is the most southerly and the most accessible of the Scottish Islands. It’s just a short  Calmac ferry crossing from Ardrossan on the mainland, making it a favourite destination for walkers, climbers and cyclists throughout the year.

The Arran Coastal Way is is suitable for walkers of average fitness. Although mostly at low level, it includes some occasional rock scrambling and an optional climb over the island’s highest peak, Goatfell (874 m). Explore a fascinating mixture of seaside paths, forest trails, tidal beaches and rolling hills. All around you there are spectacular views, across the Firth of Clyde to the east and the Kintyre peninsula in the west. The Arran Coastal Way provides an opportunity to experience the abundant archaeology, history and wildlife of this magical island, which dates back as far as the Stone Age.

As part of an Arran Coastal Way walking holiday, visit Brodick Castle and Gardens. Find time to a tour the Arran Distillery or the Arran Brewery Visitors’ Centre. During May to September you can even take a ferry to Holy Isle, where you will find an ancient healing spring and caves that were inhabited by monks in the 6th century. Also, don’€t forget to treat yourself to some of the local specialities for which Arran is famous, from cheese, chocolate and dairy ice cream to soaps and scented candles.

Are you interested in the Arran Coastal Way? Then Fill out our enquiry form today. Our team would be delighted to hear from you.

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Arran Coastal Way ~ 65 miles (105 km) ~ 6 days' walking

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Fixed Price - £495 per person

Single supplement - £140


  • 7 nights' accommodation for 2 people sharing in quality B&Bs, guest houses, inns and hotels. Rooms with shower/wc (where available)
  • Breakfast
  • Door to door baggage transfer - maximum 18 kg per bag
  • Rucksack Readers Guide Book
  • Location details for each accommodation
  • Travel information to the start and from the finish of the walk
  • Suggested equipment list
  • Emergency support

Not Included

  • Ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick
  • Transfer from Imachar or Machrie to Blackwaterfoot, if required
  • Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks
  • Travel insurance

Customise My Walk


You can see the Fixed Price stages in the table below, with the additional optional stages in brackets. So you can choose to walk further or shorter distances each day and complete the walk over more or fewer days. There is no accommodation at Imachar or Machrie, but if you want to make a stop at this point, the accommodation owners in Blackwaterfoot provide a transfer service for walkers. You can also stay an extra night at any point on the route. If you don’t require overnight stays at the start and end of the walk, simply let us know at the time of booking. You can also choose different types of accommodation, for example bunkhouses or hotels at some stages. Explain any changes you require in the Comments section of the Enquiry Form. We will recalculate the price of your holiday based on the changes you make and will confirm the price before any payment is requested. The final amount you pay may be lower or higher than our Fixed Price, depending on the options you choose.

Stages and Distances (Optional extra stages shown in brackets)
8 miles - 13 km
9 miles - 15 km
9 miles - 15 km
4.5 miles - 7 km
4.5 miles - 7 km
8 miles - 13 km
6 miles - 10 km
4 miles - 6 km
Whiting Bay
12 miles - 19 km
* Transfer to accommodation from Imachar or Machrie


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