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Walking on Arran

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-10: 1 85284 269 5 (First Edition)
ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 478 3 (Second Edition)
ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 825 5 (Third Edition)
Also available in eBook and Kindle formats
Price£12.95
Goat Fell and Cir Mhor rise on either side of The Saddle in the most rugged part of Arran.

Goat Fell and Cir Mhor rise on either side of The Saddle in the most rugged part of Arran.

Holy Isle, in Lamlash Bay, is home to a Buddhist community and can be visited by ferry.

Holy Isle, in Lamlash Bay, is home to a Buddhist community and can be visited by ferry.

Walkers take a break on the steep and rugged ascent of Suide Fhearghas.

Walkers take a break on the steep and rugged ascent of Suide Fhearghas.

This guidebook was requested by Cicerone, covering the whole of an island that has long been referred to as 'Scotland in Miniature'. The idea was to produce a comprehensive guide to a rich variety of routes.

All the route research for the first edition was done in one long trip. Walking routes were checked the length and breadth of Arran, including the rugged mountains in the north, the lower hills in the middle, and the forests and moors to the south. Regular bus services run around and across the island, and these were used exclusively during the route research. In a review for the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, Kevin Howett said, "I have to admit to being impressed by the amount of information contained in this little guide."

The guidebook was completely overhauled for the second edition, with all the original routes being walked and checked, as well as a few new routes adding. The book was re-published in full colour, with the walking routes highlighted on OS Landranger mapping. Again, bus services were used exclusively for travel around and across the island, apart from the ferry service to and from Holy Isle. The guidebook was checked yet again for the third edition, with the addition of an extra route.

Two recent developments are worth mentioning. The Arran Coastal Way completely encircles the island, while the Arran Outdoor and Walking Festival now encourages visitors to explore the island in the company of knowledgeable local guides.

GPX tracks are available for all the routes in this guidebook. They can be downloaded from the Cicerone website.

Walk Contents

Walk 1 Goatfell and Brodick
Walk 2 Brodick Castle and Country Park
Walk 3 Brodick and the Clauchland Hills
Walk 4 Sithean and Glen Cloy
Walk 5 Lamlash and the Clauchland Hills
Walk 6 Sithean and The Ross
Walk 7 Lamlash to Brodick
Walk 8 Holy Isle from Lamlash
Walk 9 Tighvein and Monamore Glen
Walk 10 Glenashdale and Urie Loch
Walk 11 Glenashdale Falls and Giants' Graves
Walk 12 Lamlash and Kingscross
Walk 13 Eas Mor and Loch Garbad
Walk 14 Lagg to Kildonan Coastal Walk
Walk 15 Kilmory Forest Circuit
Walk 16 Sliddery and Cnocan Donn
Walk 17 Tighvein and Glenscorrodale
Walk 18 The Ross and Cnoc a' Chapuill
Walk 19 Shiskine and Clauchan Glen
Walk 20 Ballymichael and Ard Bheinn
Walk 21 The String and Beinn Bhreac
Walk 22 Blackwaterfoot and King's Cave
Walk 23 Machrie Moor Stone Circles
Walk 24 Dougarie and Beinn Nuis
Walk 25 Dougarie and Sail Chalmadale
Walk 26 Circuit of Glen Iorsa
Walk 27 Imachar and Mullach Buidhe
Walk 28 Pirnmill and Mullach Buidhe
Walk 29 Coire-Fhionn Lochan
Walk 30 Catacol and Meall nan Damh
Walk 31 Catacol and Beinn Breac
Walk 32 Catacol and Beinn Tarsuinn
Walk 33 Lochranza and Meall Mor
Walk 34 Gleann Easan Biorach
Walk 35 Lochranza and the Cock of Arran
Walk 36 Lochranza and Sail an Im
Walk 37 Sannox and Fionn Bhealach
Walk 38 North Glen Sannox Horseshoe
Walk 39 Glen Sannox Horseshoe
Walk 40 Glen Sannox to Glen Rosa
Walk 41 Sannox, Goatfell and Corrie
Walk 42 Glen Rosa and Beinn Tarsuinn
Walk 43 Western Glen Rosa
Walk 44 Eastern Glen Rosa
Walk 45 Arran Coastal Way