Arran Coastal Way

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Start: Brodick
Distance: 68 miles (109 km)
Grid Ref: NS021359
 
Climbing: 2,563 metres
Walk time: 30-38 hours
Days: 5-7

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Arran Coastal Way is a challenging and rugged long distance route running for 109km mostly around the coastline of the Isle of Arran. The Way fits neatly into a week long holiday, and the excellent bus service around the island makes it possible to walk the route in stages from many bases around the island. Arran is famed as being 'Scotland in miniature', and it shouldn't come as a surprise that the route enjoys fabulous scenery throughout. The Way doesn't stick completely by the coastline, venturing inland at several points to sample the best the island has to offer. It begins with an ascent to Goatfell, the island's highest peak and a stunning viewpoint. There follows the picturesque village of Corrie and Sannox before a classic stretch leads around the remote coastline of the Cock of Arran. From Lochranza and its ruined castle the route follows the old postman's path to tiny, beautiful Catacol. There are stretches of roadwalking through Pirnmill before the route visits the celebrated King's Cave. Southern Arran features perhaps the toughest part of the route; if you enjoy rough scrambling over boulders, you'll love the tidal stretches below the headlands of Bennan and Dippen Head (there is an easier alternative if the boulders are too tough). From Whiting Bay the route climbs to the spectacular Glenashdale Falls before descending to lovely Lamlash. From here the Way sticks to the coast for a final, beautiful stretch back to Brodick (Source: Walk Highlands)


Useful Links:
Arran Coastal Way Site
Walk Highlands
Long Distance Walkers Association


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