Solo Exploring

Yours to explore

If you’re on your own, then fret not, Arran has lots to share with you, and make you feel that you can really be part of this wonderful island.

Whether you enjoy the challenges of watersports, walking, cycling, or just relaxing with good food & drink then Arran will give you that genuine Arran welcome and sense of belonging.

There are lots of options to take bespoke tours to find out all about the history and culture of Arran and her people, or perhaps you might instead take the bus, and create your own itinerary, combining your trip with a stop off wherever suits. Adventure providers can offer guided hillwalks, and mountain biking, as well as kayaking, abseiling, horse riding, gorge walking, and wildlife walks. This can be a great way to learn a new skill and meet other like-minded individuals.

If you prefer your own company there’s lots of low level walking and some easier hill routes too. Bike hire is available so you can take to the hills on some recommended of the routes. Wear appropriate clothing, take your picnic lunch, and be sure to take a fully charged phone with you, in case of emergency. Remember that phone signal can however be variable, so always best to advise someone where you’re going and expected arrival back, in case of any accidents - weather conditions change very quickly on Arran!

Accommodation is available in bunkhouses as well as the more traditional hotels, B&Bs, etc. At the end of your day, visit a local pub, where you will be made welcome – many have quizzes, live music or other activities on, as well as good grub.The craic will be good, so be sure and ask locals where they recommend you go and what to do.