Arran Coastal Way

The Arran Coastal Way, opened by Cameron McNeish in March 2003, is a magnificent island walk. Often described as Scotland in Miniature, the Isle of Arran provides an opportunity to experience abundant archaeology, history and wildlife on this 65 mile (105 km) route

Please note that (1) due to limited accommodation choices and many accommodations now having a minimum two overnights stay, this walk now involves multiple transfers and (2) to avoid a transfer at the stage of Lagg then please ensure that your dates avoid landing in Lagg on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, this walk is still worth considering due to its beautiful landscape and having multiple overnight stays in the same place just mean less unpacking and packing! Your comprehensive tour pack will explain all

This spectacular walk combines many varied habitats, a fascinating mixture of seaside paths, tidal beaches, forest trails and rolling hills. The paths are all well walked and should be easily completed by the average walker. However, it needs to be stressed that many parts of the Coastal Way are simple, basic paths that can be muddy or boulder strewn and which will, on occasion, require clambering over rocks. Although mostly at low level, you do have an optional climb to the top of Goat Fell, the island’s highest mountain (breathtaking views on a fine day). All around the island there are spectacular views including a superb vista on the south of the island to the famous Ailsa Craig bird sanctuary

As parts of the Way are affected by tides you will be supplied with tidal information with your comprehensive tour pack

Although the Arran Coastal Way is only a short ferry trip across the Firth of Clyde, you feel that you are entering a different world!

2024 Prices


ACW7 6 days walking / 7 overnight stays £765.00
ACW8 7 days walking / 8 overnight stays £820.00

The above tours can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation in Brodick at either the start or end of the tour then we can adjust the cost accordingly

Gemini Walks Frequently Asked Question

Some accommodation providers only now accept two night bookings, eg Brodick on Friday and Saturday nights

When is the best time to tackle this walk? In our opinion April, May, June and September are the best months. The weather is ideal for walking, the daylight hours are growing longer and wildlife abounds. In July and August the island is very busy and accommodation is often scarce


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