Isle of Arran Mountain Festival
Scotland's premier hillwalking and mountaineering festivalAn opportunity to meet like-minded people, discover a fascinating island and have unforgettable days in the safe hands of experienced local leaders. With names to inspire, like Ceum na Caillich and Caisteal Abhail, Arran's mountains are amongst Scotland’s most amazing landscapes.
SMALL GROUPS ~ BIG WALKS ~ HUGE FUN!
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.