Arran Coastal Way

The Arran Coastal Way takes you on an anti-clockwise journey around the coastline of Arran, one of the most beautiful Scottish Islands. Explore remote beaches as you make your way between the small coastal villages.

For such a small island, Arran has a great variety of landscapes and geology – the north is dominated by craggy mountains, whilst the south is characterised by rolling lowlands and forests. There’s wildlife aplenty, with red deer and red squirrels, golden eagles above, and basking sharks out to sea. You can also include an ascent of Goat Fell, the highest fell on the island, if you are feeling more adventurous.

The island lies on the Highland Boundary Fault which cuts across Scotland and divides the island into to a northern ‘Highlands’ section, and a southern ‘Lowlands’ section, leading to the island being described as ‘Scotland in miniature’.

Our Holidays

We have a variety of options including walking the whole trail over 5 to 8 days, or doing either the Highlands or Lowlands sections over 3 to 5 days. Make your choice depending on your available time and the pace you find most comfortable. Click on the links below to have a look at the details for each Arran Coastal Way walking holiday.

The Whole Arran Coastal Way

Brodick to Brodick 67 miles/108 km

We have four options covering the whole route ranging from five to eight days walking. The 5 day walk is challenging, whilst the 8 day walk leaves plenty of time for exploring the beautiful coast and looking for wildlife. The 6 and 7 day options strike a good balance between the two.

Code Length Average per day Price range
AC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 13 miles/21 km £440 - £526 Full Info Book
AC7 6 days walking (7 nights) 11 miles/18 km £489 - £592 Full Info Book
AC8 7 days walking (8 nights) 10 miles/16 km £530 - £650 Full Info Book
AC9 8 days walking (9 nights) 8 miles/13 km £585 - £722 Full Info Book

Arran Coastal Way Short Break - the South

Blackwaterfoot to Brodick 32 miles/51 km

Start in the seaside village of Blackwaterfoot and follow the rocky shoreline and forestry paths round the south of Arran, before visiting the seaside towns of Whiting Bay and Lamlash. Look out for the dramatic island of Ailsa Craig, further down the Firth of Clyde, and enjoy views over Kintyre. There are 3 options on the southern part of the walk depending on the number of miles you wish to walk each day.

Code Length Average per day Price range
ACL4 3 days walking (4 nights) 11 miles/18 km £310 - £361 Full Info Book
ACL5 4 days walking (5 nights) 8 miles/13 km £385 - £453 Full Info Book
ACL6 5 days walking (6 nights) 6 miles/10 km £440 - £526 Full Info Book

Arran Coastal Way Short Break - Around the North

Brodick to Blackwaterfoot 35 miles/56 km

The Northern part of the Arran Coastal Way skirts the mountainous part of Arran, with great views over the water to Bute, Loch Fyne, and Kintyre. You also have the option of climbing Goat Fell, Arran's highest mountain. We have 2 options on the northern part of the walk.

Code Length Average per day Price range
ACH4 3 days walking (4 nights) 12 miles/19 km £310 - £361 Full Info Book
ACH5 4 days walking (5 nights) 9 miles/14 km £385 - £453 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

We had a great few days walking, made all the better by excellent organisation. Thank you.

Arran Coastal Way, May 2016
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We had a wonderful holiday!

Arran Coastal Way, April 2016
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Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, we would use Mickledore again. This was our first walking holiday and it is almost certain that we will do more – your formula is about spot on.

Hadrian’s Wall, July 2016
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