Booking lines for the 2024 Arran Mountain Festival are now open. Click here to book.
For any booking related queries, please contact our bookings provider Arran Adventure on or tel. 01770 303347.

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 2023 Arran Mountain Festival:

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 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

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 whiskies and sharing platters at our whisky bar or meals and light refreshments in our café. For more information on tours, tastings and opening times please visit


Visit Arran

VisitArran will inspire you to make the very most out of your trip to Arran, from planning your first trip, to helping you book many different and exciting things to do and places to see, as well as let you experience all that is on offer whilst you are staying with us.

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.


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 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.

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.

Secret Scotland

Guides For Self Drive Scotland Tours

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!

Saltwater Gallery – where art meets the ocean.

Lying immediately behind the popular ‘Wineport’ bar/restaurant at Claddach, and at the start of the main Goatfell path and castle garden walks, the new Saltwater Gallery has been fully renovated to provide a new contemporary art gallery within walking distance of Brodick. With many of our artists taking inspiration from the sea, mountains and coastline, there will be more than a nod to the maritime on show. Open All Year: Tues- Sat, 10 – 5 pm (occasional Sundays).

Arran Sense of Scotland

ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s vibrant and evocative fragrance collections are inspired by and made locally at Home Farm on the Isle of Arran. Each and every one of its cruelty-free bath, body and home fragrance gifts are made using natural ingredients wherever possible, prepared to the highest standards and produced with a minimal impact on the environment. Shop online or in-store to experience the heavenly scented world of Arran, and discover the moments that capture a true Sense of Scotland. The Home Farm, Brodick KA27 8DD Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 09.30 – 17.00

Arran Walks and Hikes

Enjoy a day out in the Arran hills with a qualified Mountain Leader no matter what your experience or fitness level.

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Booking lines for the 2024 Arran Mountain Festival are now open. Click here to book.
For any booking related queries, please contact our bookings provider Arran Adventure on or tel. 01770 303347.