Arran Coastal Way (forthcoming 1 January 2018 (2nd ed))

Jacquetta Megarry

The Arran Coastal Way is perhaps Scotland's finest circular long-distance trail, running 65 miles (105 km) around the Isle of Arran in a memorable week-long hike from Brodick. It's accessible from near Glasgow by the Ardrossan ferry. Famous as`Scotland in miniature', Arran is rich in scenery, castles, caves and standing stones. The walking is varied, from mountain paths to deserted beaches, from minor road-walking to boulder-hopping, and in places it is refreshingly rugged. Arran's wildlife is uniquely approachable, and its residents welcoming. Our second edition was thoroughly updated during 2017 with many route changes and extra options.

A project funded by the Coastal Communities Fund has created many miles of new and improved path with fresh waymarking, leading to this fully revised second edition. Click the "Email me" button to be notified when it is published. For the current edition, please get in touch: we have a very few copies left.

This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your Arran Coastal Way walk, including a Foreword by wilderness walker Cameron McNeish:

  • detailed description of the route walked anticlockwise, updated for 2018
  • background on geology, pre-history and history
  • whisky-making, wildlife and habitats
  • boat trip to the Holy Isle
  • new mapping of the entire route (1:65,000)
  • information about public transport and travel
  • lavishly illustrated, with 125 colour photographs
  • on rainproof paper.

Please use the buttons at far right for more: click to Look inside the book, view a Gallery or read Reviews (of the first edition). View its Route map or follow our Arran Coastal Way links to other websites.

Click for details of Arran Coastal Way walking holiday providers. For more general links, including bodies that care for castles, churches and ancient monuments, visit Outdoors in Scotland.

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Book data

  • Arran Coastal Way
  • Jacquetta Megarry
  • 1 January 2018 (2nd ed)
  • UK price £12.99
  • 76pp
  • 145x220 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-79-9

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

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“The perfect companion to a fascinating route”

Roly Smith, President of the OWPG

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