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I love visiting the Isle of Arran and I try to visit at least once a year to explore the island. Calmac reduced their ferry prices last year and this has really helped make this possible for me and my family.
I've visited for the day, a few days, stayed in a guest house, cottage and also camped. There's something for everyone whether it be cycling, walking, hiking, relaxing, shopping, history, eating or drinking.
I've explored a few places on the island over the years and list below some of the walks I've completed so far:
- Goatfell, Brodick
- Brodick Castle and Merkland wood
- Glen Rosa, Brodick
- Glen Sannox
- North Glen Sannox
- Cock of Arran, Lochranza
- Urie Loch and Lagaville Trails, near Lamlash
- Giants' Graves, Whiting Bay
- Glenashdale Falls, Whiting Bay
- King's Cave, Blackwaterfoot
- Machrie Standing Stones, Machrie
I've many more still to do! If you fancy looking at photos of some of these walks you can view these on my wee blog www.loveexploringscotland.com
and also check out the Visit Arran
Over the years I've noticed how things are changing on Arran. It's a living island moving with the times and a great community to support it. I dream that one day I will retire there and all this splendor will be right on my doorstep
Arran really is Scotland in miniature with the highlands and the lowlands all in one little gem of an island. The only thing I can't guarantee is the weather ⛅.
Happy exploring everyone!