The Arran Coastal Way is perhaps Scotland's finest circular long-distance trail, running 65 miles (104 kilometres) around the Isle of Arran in a memorable week-long hike from Brodick. It's accessible from near Glasgow by the Ardrossan ferry. Famous as 'Scotland in miniature', Arran is rich in scenery, castles, caves and standing stones. The walking is varied, from mountain paths to deserted beaches, from minor road-walking to boulder-hopping, and in places it is refreshingly rugged. Arran's wildlife is uniquely approachable, and its residents welcoming. Our first edition was thoroughly updated for 2011 with route updates.
This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your Arran Coastal Way walk, including a Foreword by wilderness walker Cameron McNeish:
• Detailed route descriptions updated for 2011
• Background on geology, pre-history and history
• Whisky-making, wildlife and habitats
• Boat trip to the Holy Isle
• Map of the entire route in 4 drop-down panels (1:85,000)
• Information about public transport and travel
• Lavishly illustrated, with 75 colour photographs
• On waterproof paper
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