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Short Break on the Isle of Arran

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Homepage > Scotland > Short Break on the Isle of Arran
  • Duration: 4 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily 1st April to 30th September
  • Location: Brodick, Isle of Arran
Tour Details

The Isle of Arran is the perfect destination for a walking holiday in Scotland. The Isle of Arran is just off the west coast of Scotland and is easily reached from Glasgow’s airports by train and then a short ferry ride to the Island.

The Isle of Arran is known by many as Scotland in Miniature.  This is because it is divided into “Highland” and “Lowland” areas by the Highland Boundary Fault which runs northeast to south west across Scotland. It also has just a vast amount of stunning scenery for you to enjoy while on your walking holiday on Arran.

Your base for your short break walking holiday is the town of Brodick. From here you have a choice of multiple walks on top of the itinerary we have available below. This means you can either use the public transport to do some walks on Arran or just do walks based from Brodick. There is even the opportunity to hike up Arran’s highest peak; Goat fell.

Starting Location

Brodick, Isle of Arran

Price Includes

  • 4 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 star graded guest houses
  • Information Pack
  • Route Instructions
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Public Transport
  • Lunchs, Dinner and Snacks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Ferries
Trip Info


Ranges from the tarmac road, forestry tracks, beaches and coastal paths.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival

Arrive into Glasgow International of Glasgow Prestwick airports where you can take the train to Ardrossan Harbour. Here you take the ferry to Arran. The ferries run several times a day to Arran, the journey lasts around 1 hour. Night in Brodick

Day 2Goat Fell

Today your walk takes you past Brodick Castle, the castle is well worth a visit. After your visit, you head off up the footpath towards Goat Fell, Arran’s highest peak. You then descend down the Glen to Sannox on the east coast. Take a coffee in a local hotel before your short bus ride back to Brodick.  Distance 9.3 miles 15 km up 850m, 4-5 hours.  Night in Brodick.

Day 3Sannox to Lochranza

A short transfer by bus to Sannox. Today’s walk takes you along the rugged coastline from Sannox to Lochranza heading north. Mostly you walk right on the edge of the sea. Lochranza a remote hamlet of a few houses and a tiny ferry port where you catch the ferry to the mainland. It is very romantic with its ancient castle sitting not far from the coast and often the setting for a fabulous photoshoot which is very typical Scottish.  Lochranza also has its own whisky distillery. On today’s walk, you can look for seals and whales offshore. Transfer back by bus to Brodick. Distance 8.1 miles 13km up 260m, 3.5-4 hours  Night in Brodick.

Day 4Lamlash/Whiting Bay to Brodick 10/17km up150m 3-5 hours.

Start with a short transfer to Lamlash or Whiting bay south of Brodick. If you start in Whiting bay you walk the forest trails back to Lamlash. Once in Lamlash take the optional ferry to Holy Island the home of a Buddhist Monks Monastery. The walk then follows the coastline north back to Brodick along lovely rolling coastlines. Night in Brodick

Day 5Departure

Travel back to the mainland by ferry.


How to get there

By plane to Glasgow International or Prestwick airports and then by train to Ardrossan. Ferry to Isle of Arran.

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