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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Brodick to Sannox (Low Route)

moderate
12.9 km
3:00 h
186 m
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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Brodick to Sannox (High Route)

moderate
15.9 km
6:00 h
853 m
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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Sannox to Lochranza

moderate
16.3 km
4:30 h
22 m
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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Lochranza to Blackwaterfoot

difficult
31.4 km
7:00 h
411 m
421 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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Blackwaterfoot to Lagg

moderate
11 km
3:00 h
132 m
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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Lagg to Whiting Bay (Low Route)

difficult
16.1 km
5:00 h
33 m
32 m
This is an adventurous day with wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities, if you're feeling up to the challenge.
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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Lagg to Whitingbay (High Route)

moderate
19.9 km
5:30 h
369 m
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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Hiking trail · North Ayrshire

Whiting Bay to Brodick (Low route)

moderate
18.1 km
5:00 h
152 m
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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Whiting Bay to Brodick (High Route)

moderate
19.8 km
5:45 h
305 m
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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