Day walks

Arran has a wild and varied landscape, with large mountains in the north and rolling moorlands in the south. We also have a beautiful coast line of beaches, cliffs and rocky shores.

At Arran Outdoor Education Centre, we are perfectly equipped to explore this landscape with a wide variety of hill and coastal walks to suit all interests and abilities.

What’s involved?

Our instructors have an in-depth knowledge of the island and will take you on a day that won’t be forgotten.

You might go:

  • up one of Arran’s famous mountains such as Goatfell or Ben Nuis
  • on coastal walks to the King’s Caves and to Laggan cottage on Arran’s wild and inaccessible north east coast

We can also make use of our boat Dun Fionn, crossing over to Holy Isle and climbing to the top for some incredible views over the Firth of Clyde.

What will I learn?

During the day, the instructor will take the opportunity to cover skills like navigation and teamwork.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn about Arran’s famous geology and history. We’ll also be on the lookout for wildlife such as Golden Eagles and Red Deer. 

All of our instructors are independently qualified by the Mountain Training Association.

What do I need?

The centre can provide all the equipment that is required for the day, including:

  • boots
  • waterproofs
  • fleece
  • rucksack
  • hat
  • gloves