GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Arran Coastal Way

66 miles (107 km)

This long distance circular walk takes you around the coastline of the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland.
The fully waymarked walk starts and ends from nearBrodickferry terminal. It is classified as one of Scotland's Great Trails and runs for a distance of about 66 miles (107km). There's wonderful coastal scenery including cliff top views, beaches and rugged sections with interesting rock formations.
On the route you will enjoy fine views of Goatfell the highest point on the island. There's also the lovely Glenashdale Falls and the historic Brodick Castle where there's some beautiful landscaped gardens to see.
For cyclists there's the Five Ferries and the Isle of Arran Explorer cycle routes to try. Much of these routes are also suitable for walkers.

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Arran Coastal Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Arran Coastal Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Brodick Ferry Terminal - - 811457

Brodick Ferry Terminal. The CalMac ferry from Ardrossan berths at this terminal and the ramp allows vehicles to be driven off and on.

Raised beach on south coast of Arran - - 1288855

Raised beach on south coast of Arran. Looking eastwards along the line of old sea-cliffs towards Bennan Head in the distance. Beside the rock pool in the foreground is one of the many clumps of irises to be found on this section of the Arran Coastal Way. In the distance, towards the right of the photo, the lighthouse on the island of Pladda is just visible.

Arran Coastal Way below Torran Riabhach - - 3271347

Below Torran Riabhach

North Sannox Burn - - 68540

North Sannox Burn. The burn is viewed here from the North Sannox Bridge on the A841 coastal road around Arran

Rocky shore on the Arran Coastal Way - - 2405319

Rocky shore on the Arran Coastal Way

Barwhin Point, near Maidens - - 676101

Barwhin Point, near Maidens. Viewed on a wild February day, with light snow cover lying at sea level on Arran in the background.

Lochranza - - 3066998

Lochranza at the northern end of the island. Here you can catch the ferry to Claonaig on the the Kintyre Peninsula. There's also the ruins of the ancient Lochranza castle to see here.

Bennan Head - - 3249956

Bennan Head on the southern side of the island.


GPS Files

GPX File

Arran Coastal Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)