Arrive on Arran
Arrival and easy coastal walk – We will travel over to the coast by train, leaving Edinburgh Waverley at 0641 (Glasgow Central at 0833) , taking the CalMac ferry over to Arran at 0945. The crossing takes about 1 hour, just enough time to relax and take in your first views of the island – a dramatic skyline with Goatfell holding pride of place and 16 century Brodick Castle watching over our approach.
After a short picnic lunch we drop off luggage at our accommodation and then drive to Lochranza in the north of the island with its picturesque 14 century castle (formerly a Royal hunting lodge). Here a path heads off round the north east point of Arran – the Cock of Arran – for a coastal walk that is one of the very best on the island. The return route takes us over the back of the peninsula, opening up further the views to the mainland.