Arran Coastal Way (incl. GPX!)

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A great 7-stage circular walk (Hard!) around beautiful Arran. Although this trail is sometimes described as being suitable for walkers of average fitness, you should know that this walk does include pathless sections calling for more careful navigation and there may also be scree and minor scrambling. The Arran Coastal Way is one of Scotland’s ‘Great Trails’. It is a circular route around the perimeter of this stunning Island and starts and finishes at Brodick. The “ACW” offers a wonderful, sometimes very challenging experience and takes you around the coastal fringe of Arran’s mountainous north (Lochranza), south to Lagg (Kilmory) and ‘up’ again back to Brodick.

Explore a fascinating mixture of seaside paths, forest trails, tidal beaches and rolling hills and the spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde to the east and the Kintyre peninsula in the west.

Arran Coastal Way
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The Arran Coastal Way provides an opportunity to experience the abundant archaeology, history and wildlife of this magical island, which dates back as far as the Stone Age.

This trail is a “must-do”! Highly recommended!


  1. Brodick - Sannox 11,75 km (Easy)
  2. Sannox - Lochranza 15,75 km (Moderate)
  3. Lochranza - Imachar 14,5 km (Slightly harder)
  4. Imachar - Blackwaterfoot 16,25 km (Easy)
  5. Blackwaterfoot - Lagg/Kilmory 12,25 km (Slightly harder)
  6. Lagg/Kilmory - Whiting Bay 15,25 km (Hard)
  7. Whiting Bay - Brodick 18,5 km (Slightly harder)