Arran Coastal Way




Length of Route

65 miles (105 km)


Start & Finish


Circular Walk











Moderate to Difficult


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Arran Coastal Way –  “Scotland in Miniature”. 65 miles/104 km.

Arran Coastal Way. Standing Stones with Holy Island in Distance. Gemini Walks. The Arran Coastal Way, opened by Cameron McNeish in March 2003, is a magnificent island walk.

Often described as Scotland in Miniature, the Isle of Arran provides an opportunity to experience abundant archaeology, history and wildlife on this 65 mile (105 km) route.

This spectacular walk combines many varied habitats, a fascinating mixture of seaside paths, tidal beaches, forest trails and rolling hills. The paths are all well walked and should be easily completed by the average walker. However, it needs to be stressed that many parts of theJulie Deans of Gemini Walks on the Arran Coastal Way. Coastal Way are simple, basic paths that can be muddy or boulder strewn and which will, on occasion, require clambering over rocks. Although mostly at low level, you do have an optional climb to the top of Goat Fell, the island’s highest mountain (breathtaking views on a fine day). All around the island there are spectacular views including a superb vista on the south of the island to the famous Ailsa Craig bird sanctuary.


As parts of the Way are affected by tides you will be supplied with tidal information with your Tour Pack.

Although the Arran Coastal Way is only a short ferry trip across the Firth of Clyde, you feel that you are entering a different world!


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Arran Coastal Way Holiday 2021 Prices





6 days walking/7 overnight stays



7 days walking/8 overnight stays


The above tours can be tailored to fit your personal plans. For example, if you do not require accommodation at the beginning and/or the end of the Way we can adjust the cost accordingly. Also if you would like to stay longer to explore Arran additional nights can be booked at £45 per person per night.



Additional overnight stays can be arranged at a cost of £50.00 – £60.00 per person per night.

Single Walkers Supplement as part of a group is £35.00 per night.

Solo Walkers Supplement is £40.00 per night.

Please note that, upon the actual booking of rooms, we will do our very best to try and reduce the single or solo walkers’ supplement. This will be dependent on availability of rooms at the time of booking.

Group Discounts for 4 or more people available on request. Please email us or call 01324 410260 (overseas +44 1324 410260) for a quote.


When is the best time to walk the Arran Coastal Path?

Answer: April, May, June and September are the best months in our opinion. The weather is ideal for walking, the daylight hours are growing longer and wildlife abounds. In July and August the island is very busy and accommodation is often scarce and more expensive.