Lagg to Whiting Bay - alternative route

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This route avoids the challenging boulder scrambling and tidal sections around Bennan Head and Dippen Head on the main Arran Coastal Way route - you can switch between the two routes at Kildonan to avoid either or both of the two headlands. Avoiding Bennan Head involves a detour up to the road until Kildonan; the route avoiding Dippen Head climbs high into the forest before descending to Whiting Bay.


First shore section gives some rougher, wetter going; once turned inland, the route follows good tracks or minor roads, with a final descent on a woodland path.

Public Transport

Lagg, Kildonan and Whiting Bay are all well by bus.


Lagg Hotel, Kilmory . Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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