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North Sannox

Where we are

COVID-19 update

COVID-19 has changed the way we do lots of things we do. We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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

More information

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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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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