Lamlash and southern Arran

Lamlash and southern Arran

The southern half of Arran has a more lowland landscape, its moorland interior no match for the great mountains of the north. Nonetheless, this part of Arran is packed with interest.

The villages of Lamlash and Whiting Bay are well worth a visit, packed with beautiful old villas, and both have stunning views to the beautiful Holy Island which lies just offshore. Further south is Kildonan with some superb sandy beaches, great coastal wildlife and an outlook to the isle of Pladda and Ailsa Craig. On the west coast is Blackwaterfoot which has its own sandy beach; the spectacular King's Cave and the atmospheric standing stones of Machrie Moor are close by.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Kildonan Castle grade0.8km 30 mins
Kilmory Circular grade2.5km 1 hour
Corriecravie and Torr a'Chaisteil grade3.5km 1 -1.5 hours
Preaching Cave and Cashel, Kilpatrick grade3.5km 1 - 1.5 hours
Kingscross Point, Whiting Bay grade3.5km 1.5 hours
Machrie Moor stone circles grade4.25km 1 - 1.5 hours
Kildonan Shore walk grade4.25km 1.5 - 2 hours
King's Cave circuit, near Blackwaterfoot grade4.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Glenashdale Falls and the Giant's Graves, Whiting Bay grade4.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Clauchlands Point and Dun Fionn grade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Eas Mor and Loch Garbad, nr Kildonan grade5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Drumadoon Point, Blackwaterfoot gradegrade4km 1.5 - 2 hours
Urie Loch, near Lamlash gradegrade5.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
Brodick and Lamlash circuit, Brodick gradegrade14km 4 - 5 hours
Holy Island (Arran) gradegradegrade6.75km 3 - 3.5 hours
Clauchan Glen and Loch Cnoc an Loch, Shiskine gradegradegrade10.5km 2.5 - 3 hours
The Arran Coastal Way 109km 7 days

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