The new year round Art trail was launched in April 2017 in order to provide both visitors and local people the opportunity to visit practising artists and craftspeople in their studios and to gain some insight into how creative people work as well as what inspires them.
It offers walkers a challenging and rewarding 65-mile / 105 kilometre circular route around the beautiful Isle of Arran. Packed with amazing wildlife and fabulous scenery. Of couse it can also be enjoyed as smaller sections as day trips.
Discover the breathtaking mountains, heather clad moors and rugged coastline of Arran with qualified Mountain Leaders Lucy Wallace and Wally Wallace. See otters, harbour seals, golden eagles and red deer in their natural habitat.
A pleasant circuit along the shoreline west of Blackwaterfoot, following a rocky path through a boulderfield beneath the impressive columnar basalt cliffs of The Doon. The return leg offers extensive views from the summit plateau.
Visit this grand baronial castle and estate. Enjoy a wander in the beautiful formal gardens, or venture further to discover ponds, waterfalls and woodland trails, where you can spot red squirrels.
Cairnhouse Riding Centre is open all year and for ages 5 years and over. Offering Hacking & Trekking for novices to experienced riders over carefully chosen routes across private farm tracks, hills, and sandy beaches.
The Octopus Centre is Scotland’s first MPA visitor centre, and it is led by COAST and the people of Arran. Interactive exhibits, touch tank, films and more. Shop for sea-themed gifts and enjoy a nice tea, coffee or ice cream. Hire snorkelling gear, tennis gear and courts,... Book one of COAST’s events or activities. Check out What’s On.
A beautiful hike which follows the Glenrosa Water deep into the tranquillity of the Glen to ‘The Saddle’ before returning via the same route. The track is very well maintained and well-trodden, starting off wide and dry and becoming narrower and boggier the further into the glen you go.
This superb circular walk climbs up through a wooded glen to reach a viewing platform for the Glenashdale Falls - a fantastic double cascade. The route then continues to visit the Giant's Graves - two chambered cairns - with a fantastic outlook over Whiting Bay and Holy Island.
The most popular and straightforward route of ascent starts from Brodick Castle. Another circular route from Corrie is quieter than the Brodick approach and suitable for more experienced hillwalkers, including the magnificent north ridge & adjacent peak of North Goatfell.
Arran has seven amazing golf courses, varying in length and difficulty: Brodick, Corrie, Lamlash, Lochranza, Machrie, Whiting Bay and Shiskine Golf Club's course in Blackwaterfoot. Please check for details and bookings on the Golf on Arran website.
Holy Isle has an ancient spiritual heritage. From April to October day visitors are welcome. Enjoy a (fairly strenuous) walk over the summit of Mullach Mor (314m) with magnificent views across Arran returning via the easy shoreline path, or just a relaxing walk along the shore.
Kayak Arran offers full day and half day tours around the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Arran, and its neighbouring islands, Pladda and Holy Isle. No experience is necessary - our guides will tailor your trip to your requirements. All equipment is provided.
A superb coastal walk visiting a series of caves in the sandstone cliffs. From Blackwaterfoot walk along the beach and through the clever boulder-field path, alternatively start at the clearly marked forestry car park between Blackwaterfoot and Machrie. Part of Arran Coastal Way.
With the remains of no less than six stone circles, Machrie Moor is the best known archaelogical site on Arran. This out-and-back walk visits several groups of atmospheric standing stones set amongst the bleak moorland.
Sea Kayaking - Hill walking - Gorge Walks
Andy and Elanor McNamara, your Otter’s Tail guides, have been working in the Outdoor education industry for over 20 years. Both are fully qualified to take you on an Otter’s Tail Arran adventure, and look forward to meeting you.
North Sannox is roughly a 20 minute drive from Brodick, on the east side of the island. The working hill farm offers pony trekking over scenic farmlands, tracks and beaches. For the younger parties (ages 3-5 years) paddock rides are on offer.