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North Sannox

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North Sannox Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

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.

Forests of Arran guide map (PDF 2.8MB)

Walking trails


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.

2 ¾ miles / 4.4 km

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 & access

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).

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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