A walking holiday on the Isle of Arran offers walkers an opportunity to discover the wild beauty of the most southerly inhabited island in Scotland.
On arriving on the island you will feel like you have stepped back into an older and more peaceful time. The Isle of Arran is the classic destination for field geology students who come here from all over the world to study the rich variety of rock formation which is unrivalled in the British Isles. Mild winter temperatures allow palm trees and sub-tropical plants to flourish and as a walker you cannot fail to notice the different colours, shapes and formations in the rocks you see.
Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran contains one of the finest range of ancient monuments in Scotland, six Bronze Age stone circles about 3800 – 4000 years old.
The mild climate and mixed landscape of the Isle of Arran makes it home to a huge variety of animals and plants, and the island is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Regarded by us as a moderately challenging walk you will traverse both roads and rocks, and although the‘boulder hopping’ is tough, it is worth the challenge to have the chance to see seals, dolphins, porpoise, sea otters and, if you are really lucky, the large black fin of the basking shark.
The Isle of Arran Path is a circular route, with itineraries for 6 or 7 days. To reach the Isle of Arran you will need to take a 13 mile ferry trip across the Firth of Clyde from Ardrossen.
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