Machrie Moor Standing Stones

Arran is full of heritage sites. One is a Neolithic centre of ritual and domestic activity, scattered across a lonely moorland.

This rich archaeological landscape includes stone circles, standing stones, burial cairns and cists, as well as hut circles and an extensive field system, all dating to between 3500 and 1500 BC.

If you visit Historic Environment Scotland you get an overview and directions on how to access the standing stones.

Arran "Wee Green Travel Maps"

Arran Eco-Savvy have developed 2 route maps called the Wee Green Travel Map. Which you can access for free to learn about Active Travel Networks map around the Island and get an idea of the routes and resources that might help support you in leaving the car behind when setting off for work or to travel around the island.

The Trail Networks maps around the larger villages. This details help that willow you to navigate around by walking, cycling, bus to make more environmentally friendly decisions around these larger villages on Arran.

"The aim of the Wee Green Travel Map is to empower and encourage residents to take more environmentally proactive travel decisions in their day to day lives. Our community map highlights the many routes within and between our villages, aiming to inspire a movement towards a change in habits."


What is a Geopark?

Geoparks are places where landscapes with outstanding geological heritage are used to support sustainable development; this is achieved through conservation, education, interpretation and nature-based tourism

‘Geo’ is derived from the Ancient Greek, meaning: the earth; the land; mother earth (‘gaia’); native land; or country.

Not just about Geology

While a Geopark must demonstrate geological heritage of international significance, this alone is not enough to be a Geopark. Their purpose is to explore, develop and celebrate the links between its geological heritage and all other aspects of the area’s natural and cultural heritages. It is about reconnecting human society to the planet and to celebrate how our Earth, and its 4,600-million-year long history, has shaped every aspect of our lives and our societies. 

You can find out more by visiting Arran Geopark.

You can also see a visual map of Arran Geopark be going to the Maps & Leaflets section.

Arran Arts Heritage Trails

If you like art and heritage as well as getting active then why not visit Arran Art Heritage Trail. This is a site dedicated to a heritage trail designed by artists to encourage people to explore Arran. Together in partnership with the local community of Arran they have detailed 20 Key sites on Arran that are of rich cultural heritage.

If you visit the Trail Map section of the site you will have a detailed map of the 20 Key sites whereby you can click on to those and get a further breakdown of their significance.

Visit Arran - Cycling

Cycling and Mountain Biking are become more and more popular on the Island of Arran. Whether it be for active travel, leisure off and on road, mountain biking or gravel riding there are an abundance of trails and groups you can get involved in. If you want to see a comprehensive list of routes and different methods whereby you can enjoy Cycling then go to Visit Arran Cycling.

This webpage will give you all the information you need when it comes to getting started as a beginner or taking on a different challenge or route. Areas of interest highlighted are the following:

  • Road Cycling
  • Road Cycling Routes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Bike Off Road Routes
  • Gravel Riding
  • Off & On Road Leisure Cycling, Ebiking and Commuting
  • Cycling Advice - Arran Style

Arran Eco-Savvy - eBike Loan Scheme

Arran Eco-Savvy have a eBike loan scheme on Arran whereby you can try out an eBike to go about your day whether to try travelling to work or to build up your physical activity levels. The loan can last up to one month, and preferably start and finish on Tuesdays at their EcoHub at the Ormidale Pavilion in Brodick. The EcoHub is open every Tuesday from mid morning (11am) until mid afternoon (3pm) with space for learning about the eBikes before taking them home. Arran Eco-Savvy will also help to teach you how to utilise the eBikes, maintenance and other educational tools to make the most of them.

Have you got a bike with some broken bits or just needing a look over? Bring it along for a free bike maintenance check up. Arran Ec0-Savvy can also diagnose issues with electric bikes! While you are at it they offer free bike security marking so we can also get your bike or ebike tagged and registered.

If you want to know more about how you can borrow an eBike or how it might benefit you to get involved then visit the Arran Eco-Savvy eBike loan scheme section of their webpages

You can also see an updated eBike miles cycled counter on Arran Eco-Savvy homepage.

Arran Eco-Savvy - EcoHub

Arran Eco-Savvy has the aim to deliver environmental projects to benefit the community on the island. Working to increase sustainability and towards zero waste for Arran.

Arran Eco-Savvy have a wonderful community resource for those on the island known as the EcoHub. This is a space whereby people can freely access information on sustainability, active travel, climate, activities in their community and much more.

The EcoHub is open every Tuesday between the hours of 11am to 3pm.

You can also visit the EcoHub open day activities section of their webpages to get a list of various activities available to the public. From activities like eBike loan schemes, bike repair & maintenance sessions, health walks and much more.

Tide Times in Arran

There is a great resource for people across Scotland, particularly useful for those in North Ayrshire beside coastline habitats e.g. Arran called Tides Chart.

This is a website that provides FREE information for people on their local beaches or coastline. If you want to plan a visit to beaches in Arran you can find out about low tide & high tide times, weather, temperature, wind and humidity.

If you go to this link for Lamlash you will find specific information on all of the above.

You can also download a free App that will allow you to access all of this information. You can also contact them for more information here.