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“A real mixed bag ”
Review of Arran Coastal way

Arran Coastal way
Ranked #12 of 17 things to do in Brodick
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I walked the circular trail with my two walking buddies over four days in late April. We had expected the trail to be rather better defined as with previous walks that we’ve done together, but it looks to rely heavily on volunteers - and perhaps it is not sufficiently ‘key’ to the local economy to be allocated greater resources to improve it. We were lucky to have great weather on three out of our four days, which helped us navigate despite the shortage of clear way-markers in places. The scenery was quite spectacular, although spoilt somewhat by the large amounts of rubbish (mainly plastic) on the beach in places.
It was quite a challenge to complete it all in just four days but the good weather helped - and we luckily limited ourselves to just the ‘shoulder’ of Goat Fell as completing the full climb to the summit would have added around two hours to a day that didn’t finish until 7:30pm.
Regardless of the shortcomings, we were all pleased that we had undertaken and completed the challenge that the walk offers - just don’t underestimate it!

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The spring was really late in 2018 so paths sodden to plain bog in places. Over the ankle at times and avoided otjer times by leaps from rock to rock. The polular giude book needs to be taken with a sprinkle of experience and a proper Ordnance Survey map would have saved me worry and time working the route out. I've done the Norfolk, Dorset snd other trails in April in recent years and found this a lot harder despite less gains in height each day. The authorities are working hard to clear paths and resurface bad parts, but in places early in the year it's quite 'interesting': slithering, bog-trotting and taking to the boilders to avoid a new- born calf and its mum......

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We took a drive around the island, not for the faint hearted the weather in bits was covered in mist and rain. Took our time as not knowing the road, pot holes in places which could be dangerous, roads are not busy at all which is a plus. Would have been better if weather was better for the views higher up.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

There are a huge variety of walks covering both forest and coastal areas. The scenery is often quite spectacular.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

You are spoiled for choice for walks on the island of Arran - these vary in terms of difficulty and in terms of scenery. There are wonderful forest walks and wonderful coastal walks. Whilst it is not always easy to track down the starting and ending points of the walks you can always ask a local islander who can also offer extra information and guidance. Better signage would help. We managed a different walk each day for five days - all around 3-5 miles with varied terrain - but lots to see and take in on the routes. Not quite the levadas of Madeira but certainly worth the effort.

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