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Things to do

If you are not tired out by our walks or want to do something different in between here are some suggestions. All of the following businesses kindly support the Festival.


Arran Wild Walks. Mountain walks and Wildlife Watching

Discover the breathtaking mountains, moors and coastline of Arran with a qualified Mountain Leader. Walking on Arran is the best way to experience the beauty of Arran’s scenery and magnificent wildlife. See charismatic animals such as otters, golden eagles and red deer in their natural habitat. Book a half day Otter Discovery Trail or a full day excursion tailored to you. Find more information here: Wild Walks on Arran or on Facebook or Twitter


The Arran Coastal Way

The Arran Coastal Way offers walkers a challenging and rewarding 65-mile / 105 kilometre circular route around the beautiful Isle of Arran. Packed with amazing wildlife and fabulous scenery, the route is perfect for a week long walking holiday. The route can also be enjoyed as smaller sections and there are plenty of side trips and other attractions to visit as part of your trip to Arran. Find more details about the route here: The Arran Coastal Way or on Facebook


Arran Adventure at the Auchrannie – bring out your wild side

We have lots to offer from kids to grandparents at our on-site adventure centre. With activities ranging from mountain biking to gorge walking, kayaking to archery and much more for individuals, couples, families and groups. We will tailor your groups visit to achieve pre determined aims and outcomes (and of course we are fully AALA licensed). Arran Adventure is open seasonally; a full range of activities is available between Easter and October. For more details give us a call on 01770 303 349 or continue to explore our adventure pages.


Arran Outdoor Centre

The Arran Outdoor Centre, situated in Lamlash, is the place to escape to when you want a break but are not quite ready to put your feet up. Those who take part in activities like kayaking, sailing, hillwalking, climbing, mountain biking, gorge walking and rambling will be right at home here. Even if you are new to the outdoor scene and have little or no experience, our instructors will work with you and your family to tailor a package to suit your own abilities. You can even leave the car behind and we’ll pick you up at the ferry terminal.
Find out more about what we offer here: Arran Outdoor Centre


Arran Active Outdoor Shop

Visit the fantastic Arran Active Outdoor We are the Isle of Arran’s specialist outdoor shop so, if you are coming over and need some outdoor gear, wait till you get here and come and shop in a relaxed environment. In March 2016 we moved premises from Cladach to a larger site in the centre of Brodick village near the pier. So now as well as outdoor clothing and equipment we have ladies fashion clothing and footwear, running and cycling clothing and much more beside, including a range of whiskies and gins!

Lochranza Outdoor Education Centre

The Lochranza Centre provides a range of adventure activities including gorge walking, abseiling & canoeing, guided walks, family activity holidays and field study in a stunning location.

Taste of Arran

Between your walks you have time to enjoy Arran’s wonderful Artisan food products. Taste of Arran products are all made on this one tiny island using as many natural ingredients as possible: the milk for our cheeses and ice-cream is collected daily from the island’s three small dairy farms. The award winning products are handmade by people who care passionately about food and the wonderful environment in which they’re lucky enough to live and work. Each product captures the essence of Arran and every bite gives a taste of island life.

The Ormidale Hotel & Pub

The Ormidale is a lively, family-run pub with en suite rooms, a 15-minute walk from the Brodick ferry terminal. The Ormidale’s bar is CAMRA recommended and sell local beers and stock many malt whiskies, including, of course, a range from the Island’s own distillery. Home cooked pub meals are available from the bar in the evenings. There’s also a beer garden plus children’s play area set in our wooded grounds. Different entertainment is offered most evenings including quizzes, live music and our legendary discos held in the glass house at weekends. If you haven’t been to an Ormidale Disco you haven’t lived!

Crofters’ Music-Bar-Bistro

Crofters’ is located in Brodick. We serve great food & specialise in regular live music. We’re open every day from 10 a.m. till late, serving full breakfast, lunch, dinner, speciality teas and coffees, light snacks and home baking. Booking for dinner recommended.

The PHT Music Bar

The PHT in Lamlash only serve food prepared in house and has a great menu which is complimented by sensational specials every week with a selection of vegetarian & vegan options as well as gluten or wheat free options. Live bands every Saturday night and mellow Sunday afternoon music all year round. Enjoy a drink on the roof terrace with spectacular views over Lamlash Bay.

Heather Lodge

Heather Lodge Holistic therapy centre. In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. At Heather Lodge ‘holistic’ is taken to mean treatment of the whole person, including social and emotional factors, rather than just the symptoms of disease.

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