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Stage 2: Sannox to Pirnmill — Arran Coastal Way

Stage 2: Sannox to Pirnmill — Arran Coastal Way

17.3 mi
2.3 mph
925 ft
900 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
424 yd

Stone water crossing

Hiking Highlight

10.0 mi

Arran Distillery

Hiking Highlight

10.9 mi

Lochranza Castle

Hiking Highlight

17.3 mi



Tour Profile


Mountain Hiking Path: 0.27 mi
Hiking Path: 1.01 mi
Path: 8.60 mi
Street: 1.11 mi
Road: 4.71 mi
State Road: 1.64 mi


Unpaved: 7.29 mi
Gravel: 1.43 mi
Paved: 1.14 mi
Asphalt: 6.14 mi
Unknown: 1.32 mi

Weather Forecast


Dan Hobson planned a hike.

September 1, 2020


  • Dan Hobson

    This stage winds around the wonderfully-remote northern coastline of Arran, where you are afforded breathtaking views to the Isle of Bute and Ayrshire.

    From the shortest to the longest, Stage 2 is a challenging 17.3 miles (27.8 km) long with 925 feet (282 m) of uphill and 900 feet (274 m) of downhill. (For a suggestion on how to split the hike, read on).

    You leave Sannox on the road before peeling-off right and crossing Sannox Burn via some quirky stepping stones. You hike across the beach, continue through woodland, and then loop inland to cross North Sannox Burn.

    The trail then hugs the coastline as it heads through spectacular scenery of empty beaches and tracks over boulder-strewn grass. Keep a look-out for seals, too.

    As you wind around Loch Ranza, Scotch whisky buffs should definitely take the short detour to Arran Distillery, which serves a “taste of Arran” in every dram. You then continue into Lochranza village, which has places for food and drink if you fancy a pit-stop. If you wish to split the stage, there is accommodation, too.

    Whilst here, it is worth another brief detour to see Lochranza Castle, an atmospheric ruin that was built in the 13th century.

    From Lochranza, you hike along the old postman’s footpath through woodlands high above the road before dropping to the hamlet of Catacol. The final section takes you along a quiet section of coast road to Pirnmill village, where you find some accommodation and places to eat and drink.

    • September 3, 2020

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Stage 2: Sannox to Pirnmill — Arran Coastal Way

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