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Things to do

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


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 2021 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!


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 Outdoor Centre

The place to escape to when you want a break. 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. You can even leave the car behind and we’ll pick you up at the ferry terminal.

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.


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.


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.

Crofters Arran

Crofters Arran

Friendly, family-run bar & bistro on the sea front in Brodick, serving quality food & drink from local producers.

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 Enquiries are welcome by email at or by phone at 01770 302827. Clients seeking support through the Mary Davis Trust or ArCaS should contact Jan Attkins at or 01770 302546.

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.

Little Rock

Little Rock is a large cafe situated centrally on the shore road in Brodick, on the beautiful Isle of Arran.

National Trust for Scotland ranger service

The National Trust for Scotland ranger service manages Brodick Country Park and Goatfell. Find out more on
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.

Secret Scotland

Guides For Self Drive Scotland Tours

The Ormidale

This lively, family-run pub with en suite rooms is a 15-minute walk from the Brodick ferry terminal on the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

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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