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Isle of Arran

Saturday, 4 May '24   3 days
Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1
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Isle of Arran

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NEW ADVENTURE ALERT! The Isle of Arran's Highest Mountain! Ferry Crossing, Campsite booking, Transport and Guides included.

Difficulty: Challenging - This hike is a long distance with scrambly terrain, if you are unsure of please speak with us.

Nestled in the Firth of Clyde on the west coast of Scotland, Arran is often referred to as "Scotland in Miniature" due to its diverse natural features. Upon arriving at the island, the salty breeze and breathtaking vistas will instantly welcome you. We'll settle into a well-established campsite for a restful night before taking on Arran's tallest peak the following morning.

Day 2: We'll embark on a challenging hike into Glen Rosa, a deep valley surrounded by towering peaks. Traverse through enchanting forests, babbling streams, and picturesque glens before ascending Goat Fell (874m), the island's highest peak. The summit rewards you with a panoramic view of Arran and its neighbouring isles.

Day 3: On the final day, bid farewell to the Isle of Arran, cherishing the memories of the walking adventure amidst its captivating landscapes. Depart with a heart full of experiences and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty that Scotland's "Miniature" Isle has to offer.

We will start from Manchester, drive into Scotland for the Ferry to the Isle of Arran, we'll stay 2 nights camping.

Camping - *Pitch Included in price - Showers, toilets and lounge room.

Height: 874m

Distance - 17km

Time Hiking - 8 hours

Please note: Goat Fell is a large mountain, it is a challenging walk and a good level of fitness is required. (Similar to Ben Nevis) This hike is not for beginners.

What do I need to bring?

Try to pack these items into a maximum of two bags as the minibus may be full, things may get a little cramped. We have a max of 10 people for our 16-seat bus for comfort.

For the Weekend:

  • Change of clothes

  • Toiletries

  • Money for food/drinks (when in town)

  • Swimwear if you want to brave the cold scottish waters

For the hike:

  • Backpack (20-40 litre max)

  • Waterproof Jacket and pants

  • Walking Boots/Shoes (trainers as last option)

  • Walking trousers/shorts (No Jeans)

  • Fleece

  • Warm Jacket

  • Gloves

  • Hat

  • Food (sandwiches are ideal)

  • Snacks

  • Flask with a hot drink

  • Water (minimum 1 litre)

  • Personal First Aid/medication

For camping:

  • Cooker (We will bring a large cooker for everyone to save room)

  • Bowl, plate, cup and cutlery

  • Sleeping bag (We rent these at a small cost)

  • Sleeping mat (We rent these at a small cost)

  • Tent (We rent these at a small cost)

  • Food, tea, coffee, sugar etc

  • Warm clothes

  • Torch

We have spare kit that we can lend and rent to you if you may need, just let us know before the event so we can arrange it.

Level: Challenging


Day 1

08:20 - Depart from Chorlton Street, Manchester

10:35 - Gretna Green services (30mins service stop)

12:20 - Ardrossan ferry port arrival

13:20 - Ferry sets sail

14:20 - Arrive at Broddick, Arran

Day 2

Goat Fell Hiking Day

08:00 - Depart from camp for the start of a spectacular hike!

17:00 - Aim to finish the hike

17:15 - Eat and explore the local town

19:00 - Head back to campsite

Day 3

08:05 - Leave Campsite

08:35 - Explore a different part of the Island

10:05 - Check in for ferry

11:05 - Ferry departs from Arran

12:05 - Ferry arrives back on the mainland

14:20 - Service Stop

18:35 - Arrive back at Manchester, Chorlton Street



*Isle of Arran Deposit (Full amount due before 6/4/2024)

If you can't afford the full £240 right away choose this option. You can pay in installments of 3 or 6 months. Bookings for this trip are Non-refundable unless you can sell your ticket on due to the advanced ferry and campsite booking.

Isle of Arran

Full cost £240 includes campsite booking, Ferry crossing return, transport from Manchester and mountain guides (Opposite National Express bus station, Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3JF)


Chorlton Street

The BEE minibus will be waiting opposite the National Coach Station, please arrive 5 minutes before departure.

For events where the Lancaster pick-up is available address: Caton Road Park and Ride, Caton Rd, Lancaster LA1 3SW