Descending towards Corrie from Goat Fell

Arran Coastal Way

The Arran Coastal Way encircles one of Scotland’s most famous islands often described as Scotland in miniature. A wonderfully varied walk where you will walk along beautiful beaches, come inland briefly to climb Goat Fell for a spectacular view over the mainland (optional), or visit the King's Cave.
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Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.9 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 186 m
Descent 200 m

Leave the bustle of Brodick behind following the coastline and pass Brodick Castle to reach the charming village of Sannox. 

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.9 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 853 m
Descent 854 m

A more challenging route than the low route option, but certianly worth it on a good day when you'll leave Brodick behind and climb the slopes of ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.3 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 22 m
Descent 29 m

From the little village of Sannox hug the coastline on a rocky and occassionally boggy route to reach the sheltered natural harbour of Lochranza ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 31.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 236 m
Descent 245 m

A challenging section of the Arran Coastal Way keeping largely to the coast following quiet roads and rugged path before passing King's Cave to ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 132 m
Descent 118 m

A shorter section of the Way not to be underestimated - cross challenging terrain during the first part of thr route to continue into Lagg with ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 16.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 33 m
Descent 32 m

This is an adventurous day with wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities, if you're feeling up to the challenge.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.9 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 369 m
Descent 398 m

The high route alternative avoids the challenging low coastal route from Lagg to Whiting Bay, and heads inland from Bennan Head with great views ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.1 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 152 m
Descent 156 m

Follow the final stretch of the Arran Coastal Way keeping to the coastline as much as possible following paths and quiet country roads to the ...

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.8 km
Duration 5:45 h
Ascent 305 m
Descent 300 m

At 2 km longer than the low route and with 200 m more ascent/descent this route is slightly more challenging but takes in Glenashdale Falls and ...

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