Arran Mountain Festival

From wildlife-watching coastal walks to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges. Scottish hillwalking at its best!

Three Beinns Horseshoe

One of the true classic Scottish hillwalks, taking in a semicircle of high ridges running between Beinn Nuis, Beinn Tarsuinn and Beinn a’Chliabhain.

A'Chir

Western hills from Beinn Nuis

Sunset from Muileann Gaoithe

Arran Mountain Festival

Scotland's premier hillwalking and mountaineering festival

An 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.

2024 Arran Mountain Festival Programme

SMALL GROUPS ~ BIG WALKS ~ HUGE FUN!




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.

In January 2023 Arran Mountain Festival became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator. Our formal name is Arran Mountain Festival SCIO and our Charity number is SC 052229.

Walks Programme
 
Walks Programme
Find out about the full range of walks available during the Mountain Festival
Social Events
 
Social Events
Socialise with other festival goers, walk leaders and organisers
Our Team
 
Our Team
Community-run outdoor festival celebrating one of Scotland's finest island mountain landscapes. All our walk leaders are qualified mountain leaders, giving up their time for free to support the festival. The members of the organising committee are ALL volunteers, too!
Where to Stay
 
Where to Stay
Some of our sponsors and supporters offer a variety of places to stay – from B&Bs, self-catering cottages to campsites. So whatever you prefer, you’ll find a wonderful place to stay. Also check out the "Visit Arran" website for information about accommodation.
Things to Do
 
Things to Do
Our sponsors and supporters love being active and outside and enjoy Arran's beautiful landscape and stunning wildlife. So please have a look what they have to offer. The "Visit Arran" website is also a great source of information about what's going on.
Sponsor Us
 
Sponsor Us
Become an Official Festival Sponsor by supporting us with a cash donation or a raffle prize.