Walking

There are many walks on Arran, from short stolls to testing climbs and mountaineering.

The beach is very close to Bellevue Farm Cottages, and offers some nice walking….

Beach-1

Beach-2

Beach-3

The Arran Coastal Way

ACWIf you feel a bit more ambitious, have a look at The Arran Coastal Way. It offers walkers a challenging and rewarding 65-mile / 105 kilometre circular route around the beautiful Isle of Arran. Packed with amazing wildlife and fabulous scenery, the route is perfect for a week long walking holiday. The route can also be enjoyed as smaller sections and there are plenty of side trips and other attractions to visit. You can find more details and usful information on the Arran Coastal Way website. WalkHighlands provide route descriptions, maps and GPS waypoints for every section.

Guided tours

Winter or summer, the mountains of Arran are some of the most dramatic and serious to be found anywhere in Scotland. Lucy and Wally Wallace are experienced and qualified Mountain Leaders who can help you explore Arran’s peaks with confidence.
You also can watch otters, seals and golden eagles with Lucy, who is also an experiencd wildlife guide. She will take you to some of her favourite wildlife watching locations or Arran. Book a half day Otter Discovery Trail or a full day excursion tailored to you.
You can find more information on Arran Wild Walks.

Arran Mountain Festival

From wildlife-watching coastal walks to airy scrambles on towering granite ridges. Scottish hillwalking at its best! An opportunity to meet like-minded people, discover a fascinating island and have unforgettable days in the safe hands of experienced local leaders.
You can find more information on their website.

Walks around Bellevue Farm
King's Cave

King’s Cave

King’s Cave
This is a circular walk – approx. 4 miles

This walk starts about 3 miles from Bellevue Farm Cottages, and the path is very good & is suitable all year. This section begins at the Forestry car park one kilometre south of Machrie. Follow the left hand path (as you drive in) for 2 kilometres till the King’s Cave comes into view.
Robert the Bruce is believed to have used it en route to taking the Scottish crown in 1314



Machrie Moor Standing Stones
This walk starts about 4 miles from Bellevue Farm Cottages, and is a there & back walk – approx 3 miles all together. The path can get a bit wet in winter. There is a small car park about 1/3 of a mile south of the Machrie Bay Tearoom. You then cross the road & follow a cart-track through fields. Dogs should be kept on a lead.

You can find more information about the Stone Circles here.

Machrie Moor - Road

Machrie Moor – Road

Standing Stones - biggest of 6 circles

Standing Stones – biggest of 6 circles

Standing Stones

Standing Stones

Machrie Morr - summer

Machrie Moor – summer

Machrie Moor - Mountains

Machrie Moor – Mountains

Snow topped Mountains

Snow topped Mountains

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