| Walk description
Starting at Sannox on Arran’s east coast, the path follows the murmuring Sannox burn all the way to the head of the glen, with the impressive north wall of Cir Mhor looming above.
After faintly climbing into Coire na h-Uaimh, the path steeply crests Hunter’s Ridge, then sweeps upwards to the towering granite crenellations of the Castles. After a well-earned rest, a gentle descent leads to Carn Mòr.
Pathless terrain now lies ahead, tramping down Carn Mòr’s west ridge to remote Loch na Davie, the water source for Arran whisky. From there, the twin summits of Beinn Tarsuinn are gained, affording stunning vistas into watery Glen Iorsa and a panorama of the Arran mountains. Losing height once more, the next waypoint is lonely Loch Tanna at the head of Glen Catacol.
From there, the path winds its way up the west side of the glen to the col between Beinn Bhreac and Meall nan Damh, then descends to scenic Coirein Lochain where there may be a chance to cool weary feet with a wee paddle in the loch.
Finally, a good path follows the tumbling stream of Uisge Soluis Mhòir down to the hamlet of Thundergay on the west coast, thus completing the traverse of the island.
| Advised Kit List
Suggested Hill Clothing
- NO jeans – anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed to start the walk, and no refund will be possible
- Stout hill walking boots
- Appropriate walking trousers, top layers and fleece – preferably no cotton layers
Suggested minimum daysac contents
- Waterproof (not showerproof) trousers
- Waterproof (not showerproof) jacket
- Spare fleece (in addition to one being worn)
- Spare socks
- Woollen or fleece hat
- Packed lunch and drink
- Any personal medicines
- Sun cream and insect repellent