Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th September 2017
Enjoy a week on the beautiful Isle of Arran to include five fabulous guided walks.
It's said that Arran is like Scotland in miniature. It has magnificent mountains, stunning coastal scenery and beautiful moorland.
Our week in Arran will include five full day guided walks, with a free day mid-week, and the Saturdays left for travelling. The provisional programme of walks is as follows:
Sunday - Goats Fell Ridge
A linear mountain walk from Corrieburn Bridge to Brodick over the range of hills known as Goats Fell Ridge. Summits will include Mullach Buidhe (829m), North Goat Fell (818m), and Goat Fell, highest mountain on the island (874m). Some scrambling required.
Monday - Brodick to Lamlash Countryside and Coastline
An easier circular walk starting and finishing in Brodick to explore some of the pretty countryside and stunning coastal scenery. We will have some time in the village of Lamlash maybe for a coffee and to enjoys views across to Holy Island.
Tuesday - The Three Beinns
A classic mountain horseshoe walk to the summits of Beinn Nuis (792m), Beinn Tarsuinn (826m), and Bein 'a Chiabhain (675M)
Wednesday - Free Day
Thursday - Machrie Moor and Coast
An easier walk to explore the mystical stone circles of Machrie Moor in the south of the island, then to enjoy a scenic coastal footpath that leads around Drumadoom Point, and ends in the village of Blackwaterfoot.
Friday - Cir Mhore and Caisteal Abhail
Cir Mhore (799m) is known as 'Arran's Matterhorn', due to it's sharply pointed summit. This circular walk starting and ending in Sannox will take us along ridges alongside Glen Sannox to the summit of Cir Mhore, then on a further ridge linking it to the summit of Caisteal Abhail (859m). We end this walk through forest, following the course of a stream through North Glen Sannox.
The programme of walks will remain flexible to take account of the weather and ground conditions, and to take account of any temporary restrictions imposed nearer the time due to deer staking activity in the area.
As the mountain walks are fairly challenging, a good level of fitness is required, as well as previous mountain walking experience.
We will use a combination of taxis and local buses to get to and from the start/finish of the walks where necessary.
You are free to find and book your own accommodation in the town of Brodick which is the main settlement on the island, and the place that the ferries sail into from Ardrossen on the mainland.
The Visit Arran website is useful to search for accommodation. There are a selection of hotels, B&Bs, or self catering options.
You can travel by rail to Ardrossen on the Scottish mainland (public transport possible from Glasgow Airport) and then as a foot passenger on the ferry, or you can take your car across on the ferry. Ferries from Ardrossen to Brodick are operated by Caledonian Macbrayne Advance booking is recommended.
Ferry fares at the time of writing (Aug 2016) are £7.50 return for foot passengers or car drivers and car passengers. To take your car over is a further £30.20 return.
The cost for the guided walking package, which includes transport to/from Brodick to the start/finish of the walks where necessary is £220 per person. A non-refundable deposit of £50 per person is payable upon booking and the balance will be due by the beginning of September 2017.
The cost does not include travel to and from Arran, accommodation, or any food.
Please book and pay your deposit below, or contact us if you have any queries prior to booking.