Geopark Map & Leaflets

ℹ️ We have three information hubs around the island and six self-guided walks.

📖 Our walks booklet can be downloaded here – 10Mb. Or click on the individual walks below.

📍 A more detailed map of the Geopark and our boundary is available here.

North Arran Granite Sheets/sills
Central Complex Highland Border
Complex
New Red Sandstone Old Red Sandstone
Carboniferous Rocks Dalradian Schists
Roads Info Hub
Self-guided walks Geopark Boundary

1. Hutton’s Unconformity Walk 

See the outcrop where James Hutton – the ‘father of modern geology’ – changed human understanding of the planet.

Lochranza Info Hub

CLOSED – Re-opening Spring 2024. Learn about Arran’s spectacular landscape and diverse geology, how it influenced scientific thinking, and the island’s industrial heritage.

4. Glen Rosa Walk

Discover how the erosive power of ice sculpted Arran’s rugged peaks and deep glens.

5. King’s Cave and Drumadoon Walk 

Enjoy spectacular views of the Drumadoon Sill’s sheer cliffs and find evidence of the mysterious ‘hand-beast’.

2. North Arran Walk 

Discover Arran’s industrial past and follow in the footsteps of the largest invertebrate to ever walk on land!

3. Corrie Shoreline Walk 

Follow Arran’s journey through 100 million years of geological time, from tropical seas to stormy deserts.

Brodick Castle Nature Room

CLOSED – Re-opening Spring 2024.

Arran Heritage Museum

CLOSED – Re-opening Wednesday 13th March 2024. View an extensive collection of geological specimens from all over Arran and learn of the island’s culture, history, and archaeology.

6. Kildonan Shore Walk 

Explore the evidence for continents breaking apart and search for the footprints of an ancient beast.

North Arran Granite Sheets/sills
Central Complex Highland Border
Complex
New Red Sandstone Old Red Sandstone
Carboniferous Rocks Dalradian Schists
Geopark Boundary Roads Information Centre
Self-guided walks

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