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North Sannox

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Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.

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Coastal views and a climb to see Arran's famous Sleeping Warrior

This intriguing coastal forest has two very different trails to explore. You can wander through woodland next to the shore on an easy level track looking out towards Bute, or climb high through the trees to see stunning views over the Sleeping Warrior and the north end of Arran.

Walking trails

North Sannox route card (PDF)

Walking

Fallen Rocks Coastal Trail

A gentle stroll along the wooded shore of the Firth of Clyde to these giant boulders, where you can look for seabirds and porpoises.

Generally flat and wide loose gravel track. Short section to the rocks is firm but narrow, with some short fairly steep slopes and a narrow gate.

Moderate trail grade icon
2 ¾ miles / 4.4 km

Allow
1½ hours

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The trail is named after a spectacular rockfall at the far end of the forest track. The Fallen Rocks are on the Arran Coastal Way.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area

You'll find places to eat in Lochranza (6 miles / 9.6 km north) and Brodick (8 miles / 12.8 km south).

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

Travel by ferry from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire to Brodick.

From Brodick take the A841 north to Sannox. About a mile (1.6 km) beyond the village, turn right onto a minor road signposted to the Fallen Rocks. The car park is at the end of this road, at grid reference NS 015 466.

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Nearest postcode: KA27 8JD

Public transport

The nearest bus stop is at Sannox, about ¾ mile (1.2 km) from the car park. You'll find details at Traveline Scotland.

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Phone
0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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