If you are a fit walker with well worn in boots, then you may wish to take on the challenge of a six day walk. Having walked the trail ourselves on a few occasions, then we can advise that it is definitely achievable, though a fair challenge in adverse weather conditions and with a bit of boulder hopping on some sections 

Day 1

Arrive Isle of Arran

With good public transport links to Ardrossan, and a short ferry trip, arrive into Brodick, the Island’s capital

Day 2

Brodick to Sannox

(8 miles/13 km)

The choice of a hill climb over the shoulder of Goat Fell (optional trek to the top) with spectacular views or take the lower alternative on main road & cycle track

Day 3

Sannox to Lochranza

(9 miles/14.5 km)

Many points of interest on this lovely day along the coast comprising of a mixture of path and beach walking with some manageable and fun boulder hopping

Day 4

Lochranza to Machrie

(13 miles/21 km)

Mainly road walking but with fine views and light traffic with a finish of two miles of great beach walking. Overnight Blackwaterfoot

Day 5

Machrie to Lagg

(13 miles/21 km)

Visit the King’s Cave on this day comprising of some road walking and a fine beach path

Day 6

Lagg to Whiting Bay

(10 miles/16 km)

Your first glimpse of Ailsa Craig and fine sea views across the Firth of Clyde

Day 7

Whiting Bay to Brodick

(12 miles/19.5 km)


You pass through the village of Lamlash on this day. A mix of forest paths and roads followed by beach path to take you to your final destination in Brodick



If you would like to walk shorter/longer distances each day or stay at different stages along the Way, then please let us know and we will adapt the itinerary to suit your individual requirements

*Please note that due to various accommodation challenges, including the Lagg Hotel no longer offering evening meals, this walk now involves multiple transfers. These are all arranged by Gemini Walks and included in the cost. Please phone or email us for further details

Price of Package: £625.00 per person (based on two persons sharing)

This package includes:

* Seven overnight stays in selected quality b&bs/guest houses/hotels with en-suite facilities

* Full Scottish breakfast

* Baggage transfer from stage to stage

* Transfers, if required, due to limited or no accommodation at some stages

* Arran Coastal Way Harvey Map

* Island tide times

* Comprehensive tour pack with full information on your walk including location details for your accommodations and local facilities

* The services of the Gemini Team prior to and during your holiday

Not Included:

Evening meals, packed lunches and drinks (available at all stages)

Transport to /from the Island of Arran

Travel Insurance (we recommend that you arrange your own cover)


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

Single supplement for solo walkers is £40.00 per night.

Single supplement for singles as part of a group is £35.00 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.