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.
|Kildonan Castle||0.8km||30 mins|
|Kilmory Circular||2.5km||1 hour|
|Corriecravie and Torr a'Chaisteil||3.5km||1 -1.5 hours|
|Preaching Cave and Cashel, Kilpatrick||3.5km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Kingscross Point, Whiting Bay||3.5km||1.5 hours|
|Machrie Moor stone circles||4.25km||1 - 1.5 hours|
|Kildonan Shore walk||4.25km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|King's Cave circuit, near Blackwaterfoot||4.5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Glenashdale Falls and the Giant's Graves, Whiting Bay||4.75km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Clauchlands Point and Dun Fionn||5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Eas Mor and Loch Garbad, nr Kildonan||5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Drumadoon Point, Blackwaterfoot||4km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|Urie Loch, near Lamlash||5.5km||3 - 3.5 hours|
|Brodick and Lamlash circuit, Brodick||14km||4 - 5 hours|
|Holy Island (Arran)||6.75km||3 - 3.5 hours|
|Clauchan Glen and Loch Cnoc an Loch, Shiskine||10.5km||2.5 - 3 hours|
|The Arran Coastal Way||109km||7 days|
Karen Thorburn writes of her childhood memories and more recent visits to Arran.
"With its rugged mountains, lush glens and windswept islands, Scotland is a utopia for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Despite my background in geography, I have little desire to venture overseas as my constant thirst for landscape photography, coastal walking, island hopping, cycling and camping is quenched within these shores..."Read more