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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

Arran Short Break

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
  • Navigation by Smart Phone App
  • 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. You shall spend the next 4 nights in Brodick.

Day 2-4Various Walks on Arran

Over the next 3 days, you can choose between a multitude of walk possibilities and explore the east coast of the wonderful Island of Arran.

Goat Fell 8.0 miles 12.8 km up 726m.
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 Corrie on the east coast. Take a coffee in a local hotel before your short bus ride back to Brodick. 

Brodick to Corrie Low Level walk 5.7 miles 9.2 km up 159m.
Setting out north from Brodick you first along the coast around Brodick golf course before heading into the local wooded area. Soon you drop down towards Corrie.

Sannox to Lochranza Coastal Route 9.6 miles 15.4km up 132m.
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 is 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.

Sannox to Lochranza Inland route 8.2 miles 13.2km up 306m.
A short transfer by bus to Sannox. Today’s walk takes you along the rugged coastline from Sannox to Lochranza heading north. At around half a distance you leave the coastal path and walk over the hill toward Lochranza. This is just before a difficult section on the coastal path that can before slippery in wet conditions.

Glen Rosa 7.7 miles 12.3 km up 154m.
Walking north across Brodick golf course to the Brodick Castle park. Walking through the Arran Brewery grounds you join the trail that leads up the beautiful Glen Rosa.  There is a good chance today you come across wild grazing Highland cattle. You descend back down the other side of the Glen.

Whitling Bay to Brodick  11.4  18.2km up 213m.
Start with a short bus transfer to Whiting bay south of Brodick. Starting 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.

Clauchlands and Corriegills 6.5 miles 10.4 km up 276m.
Setting out first towards Lamlash via the fairy glen walking trail before turning eastwards the coast. As you approach the coast you turn northwards back to Brodick.

Brodick – Lamlash – Brodick 9 miles 14.4km up 298m.
First, you walk to Lamlash where you can take a well-deserved break over looking Holy Island. You can decide to take a boat trip to the Island and then take the public bus back to Brodick or can walk vias the coastal path back to 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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