Official Walk Completion Certificates are available from the reception of The Douglas Hotel, opposite the ferry terminal in Brodick. They are £2 each and include a metal pin badge. Coastal Way t-shirts are available from Arran Active outdoor shop (on the seafront in Brodick).


Ferry crossing:
55 minutes from Ardrossan Harbour, North Ayrshire to Brodick, Isle of Arran.
Service provided by Caledonian MacBrayne

Buses on Arran:
Service provided by SPT

Taxis on Arran:
Arran has a number of independent taxi drivers. It is always advisable to book your taxi in advance.
ARC Taxis, Brodick, Tel: 07776 082752
Arran Private Hire, Lamlash, Tel: 01770 600 903
Corrie Cabs, Corrie, Tel: 07517 356 985

Public Transport Information:
Find up to date information on all public transport services within Scotland and from Scotland to major destinations in other parts of the UK.


See “Visit Arran” website for listings.

Food and Drink

See “Visit Arran” website for listings.

Guidebooks & Maps

Please note: There are several guides to the Arran Coastal Way but the Arran Access Trust can not guarantee their accuracy. However, we have worked with the following publishers to help them produce these guides: 


The Arran Coastal Way – Rucksack Readers

Harvey maps – including the route of the Coastal Way

WalkHighlands provide online route descriptions, maps and GPS waypoints.

Big Trails: Great Britain & Ireland Volume 2
A guide to twenty-five of the most iconic long-distance trails in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands. The trails include the Arran Coastal Way, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, the Two Moors Way (Devon Coast to Coast), Scotland’s Southern Upland Way, Ireland’s Burren Way, the Cumbria Way, the Channel Island Way and many more.

The book is designed to inspire big adventures, providing everything you need to plan and explore further, including a general overview of the trails, specific technical information, overview mapping, stunning photography and a uniquely devised Jones-Ross formula which calculates custom itineraries according to the speed you’d like to complete the trail, whether that be walking, trekking, fastpacking or running.

Places of Interest

Arran Distillery, Lochranza

Arran Heritage Museum, Brodick

Brodick Castle Garden and Country Park

Weather & Tide

Add or subtract the following minutes from the Lamlash high water times to calculate when high tide is for these other locations.

Brodick + 25mins     –     Corrie + 20mins     –     Lochranza + 15mins     –     Blackwaterfoot + 25mins
Kildonan (for Black Cave) – 5mins     –      Whiting Bay – 2mins

Other Walks

Ayrshire_Coastal_PathThe Ayrshire Coastal Path
From Glenapp to Skelmorlie it runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife.

Kintyre_WayThe Kintyre Way
Stretching from Tarbert at the north end of the peninsula, to Dunaverty in the south, the way-marked Kintyre Way criss-crosses the peninsula, connecting communities and landscape, people and produce. 140km (87 miles) long with 4 to 7 days worth of walking, there is serious hiking and gentle rambles, all of which bring home the beautiful reality that is Kintyre.

This is the ultimate website for walking and hiking in Scotland. We are constantly expanding and currently feature over 1,800 walking routes including everything from detailed routes up every Munro to short woodland or even urban walks and places to stay.

Scotlands-Great_TrailsFormerly known as Long Distance Routes, Scotland’s Great Trails are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys. Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and has a range of visitor services. With each trail being at least 25 miles in length, all are suitable for multi-day journeys as well as day trips. Collectively, the 26 different routes provide over 1700 miles of well managed paths from the Borders to the Highlands, offering great opportunities to explore the best of Scotland’s nature and landscapes and to experience our amazing history and culture.

IATInternational IAT
The mission of the International Appalachian Trail is to establish a long-distance walking trail that extends beyond borders to all geographic regions once connected by the Appalachian-Caledonian orogen, formed more than 250 million years ago on the super-continent Pangea. In addition to connecting people and places, the goal is to promote natural and cultural heritage, health and fitness, environmental stewardship, fellowship and understanding, cross-border cooperation, and rural economic development through eco and geo tourism.


Lamlash is located on the east coast of Arran between Brodick and Whiting Bay and sits in a bay facing the beautiful and historic Holy Isle. It is the largest village on Arran and home to a golf club, a yacht club, a supermarket and offers its residents and visitors a fine choice of pubs, restaurants and accommodation. You can find more information on the Lamlash website.


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