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Your first view of Arran from the ferry is of craggy Goatfell towering above the island and the green softness of low-lying forests all around.

A quarter of the land is forested and many of the island's animals and birds live in the woods. Arran is a red squirrel stronghold and you won't be able to miss their busy forest activities at dawn or dusk.

Peaceful walks and gorgeous views are guaranteed. With ever-changing birdlife and plenty of archaeology to seek out too, you might just have to come back…

The Giants' Graves at South End

Forests to visit

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Brodick Castle

Miles of woodland trails around a perfect Scottish castle and the start of the hillpath to Goatfell.

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Follow a rushing stream through fresh, green, native woodland and find evidence of past peoples wherever you go.

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Walk here from the ferry for scampering red squirrels, ancient standing stones and superb views of Goatfell.

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King's Cave

Enjoy scenic views, sheltered forest paths and an unusual raised beach on your way to the legendary King's Cave.

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North Sannox

Choose between an easy walk by the sea or a rewarding climb through the forest - the views from both are breathtaking.

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South End

Hang out over Glenashdale Falls, think big at the Giants' Graves and then cycle for miles through gorgeous native woodland.

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