Enjoying one of the many walks in Arran during winter could be just what is needed if you want to see the island for it’s true beauty.


Red deer are often found on the island all year around. In the colder months, you can expect to come across a lot of birds as well as otters, rabbits, red squirrels etc. With over 250 species of birds on the island, you have the chance to spot a buzzard or two. There is an abundance of wildlife on Arran and if you choose a trip or walk along the Arran Coastal Way route in winter, then you can expect to see some.

Arran is a hotspot for wildlife like deer

The Isle of Arran is the perfect place to spot some Red Deer

More relaxed

Visiting Arran in winter is a great opportunity to relax. Without the busy tourist atmosphere there are more chances to notice and enjoy the small charms of the island. A slow pace and still views are the reality for Arran in winter. Explore the many beautiful walks in Arran in your own time!

Arran Beach

A relaxing stroll along the Arran Coast offers the perfect winter walk

Local Businesses

Arran in winter is a completely different atmosphere than summer. With less people, you can take full advantage of the delights of the island. There are many art and craft galleries, Arran Aromatics has a shop in Brodick and you can enjoy Arran whisky with a tour of the distillery. Also, with an amazing range of local products, you can indulge in, you can experience the island in a completely different way if it is colder outside! Walking in Arran will be the perfect way for you to make your way around the island, letting you see all that Arran in winter has to offer!

Arran copper stills available to view on one of the many walks in Arran

Warm up with a dram or two along in Arran

Winter Scenery & Walks

Another perfect way to soak in Arran is walking around the island. The Goat Fell walk is a very popular way to reach the highest point of the island. Also, there are a huge range of other walks in Arran, why not enjoy Fairy Dell and Ossian’s Cave? Arran is an island rich in history.

walks in Arran are available all around the island - Tours of Scotland

There are many stunning walks around the Island

Walks in Arran

If you would like to know more about walking in Arran, don’t hesitate to contact us. Check out some of our other walks like the Great Glen Way and the West Highland Way for more inspiration.