The 2022 Festival is now over. Many thanks to everyone who took part and enabled it to happen. Hope to see you all next year!


Things to Do

If you want to check what’s going on on Arran, Visit Arran is a good source. Visit_Arran_logo-2

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 2022 Arran Mountain Festival:

Arran Active Outdoor Shop

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. 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!

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Arran Adventure at the Auchrannie

We offer bike hire and outdoor adventure activities for all ages, ranging from gorge walking to Segway tours and archery for individuals, couples, families and groups. Find out more on our adventure pages.

Arran Botanical Drinks Shop

Come and experience one of Scotland’s most exciting and unique locations – Arran botanical Drinks and our cocktail-bar-on-the-beach. Let the arran botanicals unleash their unique and potent flavours, and as well as our gin you can now enjoy our cassis, botanical beers and amazing cocktails.  To book a table at Cladach Beach House – just near the foot of the Goatfell path – please email info@arranbotanicaldrinks.com or call us on 01770 302 513.

Arran Distillers – Lochranza Distillery

Visit Lochranza Distillery, home of the Arran Malt, one of the few independent distilleries in Scotland and one that proudly follows traditional practice. Enjoy our tours and tastings. Browse our shop selling our award-winning whiskies and a wide range of other gifts and taste delicious local produce in our Casks Café. For opening times and availability visit arranwhisky.com

Arran Distillers – Lagg Distillery

Visit the new Lagg Distillery and learn how Lagg Peated Malt Scotch Whisky is made and witness its evolution as we revive the heritage of whisky production at Lagg, building on the legendary narrative of distilling on Arran to produce our Lagg Single Malt.  Enjoy meals and light refreshments at The Shieling restaurant or our Kilmory café. For more information on tours, tastings and opening times please visit laggwhisky.com

Arran Geopark

Geoparks promote the links between geological heritage and all other aspects of the area’s natural and cultural heritage; clearly demonstrating that geodiversity is the foundation of all ecosystems and the basis of human interaction with the landscape. The Isle of Arran is where the “Father of Modern Geology” formed ideas that rocked our understanding of the Earth. Visit our information centre in Lochranza or the geology room at the Arran Heritage Museum. Download our leaflets to explore six waymarked walking trails together with new interpretation panels at key viewpoints. Join us for regular guided walks and events. Arran Geopark is an aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark.

Arran Sea to Summit

Guided walks on the Isle of Arran. Climb Arran’s highest peaks with a qualified Mountain Leader. Join us on a guided walk to explore the magnificent mountain landscapes and see the best of this dramatic island.

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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.

COAST

The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) is a community-led organisation that has made a huge difference to the conservation and restoration of the seas around Arran and the Clyde for the past 20 years. We stand for a diverse, abundant and beautiful marine environment for everyone.

Forestry and Land Scotland

Your first view of Arran from the ferry is of craggy Goatfell towering above the island and the green softness of low-lying forests all around.
A quarter of the land is forested and many of the island’s animals and birds live in the woods. Arran is a red squirrel stronghold and you won’t be able to miss their busy forest activities at dawn or dusk. Peaceful walks and gorgeous views are guaranteed. With ever-changing birdlife and plenty of archaeology to seek out too, you might just have to come back…

Heather Lodge

Heather Lodge Holistic therapy centre. We provide massage and sports therapies, reflexology, cranio-sacral therapy, sound therapy, reiki, various psychological interventions, osteopathy, podiatry, and foot care. All the details are available on the website at heatherlodge.scot. Enquiries are welcome by email at info@heatherlodge.scot or by phone at 01770 302827. Clients seeking support through the Mary Davis Trust or ArCaS should contact Jan Attkins at janattkins@mac.com or 01770 302546.

Inthego Yoga

Local instructor Laura teaches yoga on YouTube: Gentle stretches and relaxation to outdoorsy active people. Supercharge your life by slowing down. Discover how transformative, accessible and enlivening yoga can be.

Kayak Arran

Kayak Arran offers full day and half day tours around the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Arran, and its neighbouring islands, Pladda and Holy Isle. No experience is necessary – our guides will tailor your trip to your requirements. All equipment is provided.

National Trust for Scotland Ranger Service

The National Trust for Scotland ranger service manages Brodick Country Park and Goatfell. Find out more on www.nts.org.uk/Goatfell.
Based at Brodick Castle on the beautiful Isle of Arran, we are a small countryside ranger team responsible for Brodick Country Park as well as the island’s highest peak Goatfell and the surrounding mountains. From estate management to biological monitoring, guided walks and environmental education, we do it all! You can find us at the countryside centre above the adventure playground in the castle grounds.

Ride Arran

British Cycling accredited Mountain Bike Guiding! Arran has a great array of trails with something to suit everyone. Our job is to show you the best trails for your skill set and we offer rides for all abilities and ages, ranging from an introduction to Arrans trails to half day or full day guided rides.


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Guides For Self Drive Scotland Tours

The Wineport

If you have climbed Goat Fell and deserve a pint of Arran Ale, been strolling round Brodick Castle Gardens or the neighbouring shops and need a nice cool drink this is the place to go! The Wineport prides itself on its warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere. The large beer garden is a total sun trap and the perfect place to sit back and enjoy coffee and homemade cake, a delicious lunch or to simply have a drink with friends in the sunshine.

Walk Arran

Guided walking on the Isle of Arran. If you’re not sure where to go; want to venture off the beaten track or just want company for a walk, I can help!

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The 2022 Festival is now over. Many thanks to everyone who took part and enabled it to happen. Hope to see you all next year!