The Arran Coastal Way (Rucksack Readers)

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The Arran Coastal Way is perhaps Scotland's finest circular long-distance trail, running 65 miles (105 km) around the Isle of Arran in a memorable week-long hike from Brodick. It's accessible from near Glasgow by the Ardrossan ferry. Famous as`Scotland in miniature', Arran is rich in scenery, castles, caves and standing stones. The walking is varied, from mountain paths to deserted beaches, from minor road-walking to boulder-hopping, and in places it is refreshingly rugged. Arran's wildlife is uniquely approachable, and its residents welcoming. A project funded by the Coastal Communities Fund created many miles of new and improved path with fresh waymarking, leading to this fully revised second edition. Based on three research trips in 2017, the text and photographs were thoroughly updated to cover the many route changes and extra options. This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your Arran Coastal Way walk, including a Foreword by wilderness walker Cameron McNeish: detailed description of the route walked anticlockwise, updated for 2018 background on geology, pre-history and history whisky-making, wildlife and habitats boat trip to the Holy Isle new mapping of the entire route (1:55,000) information about public transport and travel lavishly illustrated, with 125 colour photographs on rainproof paper.

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This handsome, well-illustrated and waterproof guide to one of Scotland's newest long distance walks ... is the perfect companion to a fascinating route. --from Roly Smith's review in 'Outdoor Focus' magazine, Spring 2008

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The Arran Coastal Way is one of Scotland's newest long-distance walks, running around the coast of the Isle of Arran for 65 miles. Arran is easily reached from Glasgow by frequent ferry from nearby Ardrossan. Famous as 'Scotland in miniature', the island is rich in coastal scenery and wildlife, with fine castles, caves, and standing stones. This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy one of Scotland's finest circular walks such as: detailed route description; background on pre-history and history; whisky-making and wildlife on Arran; map of the entire route in 4 drop-down panels; practical information about public transport and travel; lavishly illustrated, with 75 colour photographs; and, is printed on waterproof paper.

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Published by Rucksack Readers (2008)
ISBN 10: 1898481288 ISBN 13: 9781898481287
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