isle of Arran Mountain Festival

From wildlife-watching coastal walks to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges. Scottish hillwalking at its best!

Three Beinns Horseshoe

One of the true classic Scottish hillwalks, taking in a semicircle of high ridges running between Beinn Nuis, Beinn Tarsuinn and Beinn a’Chliabhain.

A'Chir

Western hills from Beinn Nuis

Sunset from Muileann Gaoithe

Isle of Arran Mountain Festival

Due to Covid restrictions, we are holding our Annual General Meeting via Zoom this year. Please ensure you register HERE to be able to take part. Everybody welcome! .

The Arran Mountain Festival endoses the work of TAP Arran (Think About Plastic Arran), by reducing its use of single-use plastic and keeping the environment plastic-free. The Festival is committed to eliminating its use of 'single-use plastic' by encouraging participants to use re-useable water bottles, and by promoting the use of a new sandwich/food wrap developed by a local bee keeper and committee member (for sale during the Festival). The Festival, wherever possible, will not use plastic plates, cups or cutlery.

Ever wondered what happens with your walk fees? All income generated by Arran Mountain Festival walks, runs and social events goes solely towards the cost of putting on the festival and associated expenses.

We do try to keep the prices of our walks as low as we can so that as many people as possible can take part. Even though our walk leaders generously provide their services free of charge to the festival, the prices we charge do not cover the full costs of providing insurance, transport and a booking admin system.

We make up the balance through the very generous sponsorship of many Arran businesses, our social events and the Friends scheme. The Festival aims to break even financially and we have been able to achieve this consistently without the need for external grant funding, apart from a recent donation from the Arran Trust to pay for local walk leaders to be trained and certified to lead the technical A’Chir route.

Walks Programme
 
Walks Programme
Find out about the full range of walks available during the Mountain Festival
Social Events
 
Social Events
Socialise with other festival goers, walk leaders and organisers
Our Team
 
Our Team
Community-run outdoor festival celebrating one of Scotland's finest island mountain landscapes. All our walk leaders are qualified mountain leaders, giving up their time for free to support the festival. The members of the organising committee are ALL volunteers, too!
Where to Stay
 
Where to Stay
Some of our sponsors and supporters offer a variety of places to stay – from B&Bs, self-catering cottages to campsites. So whatever you prefer, you’ll find a wonderful place to stay. Also check out the "Visit Arran" website for information about accommodation.
Things to Do
 
Things to Do
Our sponsors and supporters love being active and outside and enjoy Arran's beautiful landscape and stunning wildlife. So please have a look what they have to offer. The "Visit Arran" website is also a great source of information about what's going on.
Sponsor Us
 
Sponsor Us
It is up to you how much you would like to give in sponsorship. A suggested donation for a business is £50. You can find more details on the sponsorship form.