4 Night 'Quiet' Summer Camp & Mountains on the Isle of Arran

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Jul 05

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There will be challenging mountain walks on offer, but there is always the option to chill out and make it as easy as you want.

This Monday to Friday camping event gives you the chance to extend your stay north of the border on either (or both) of the weekends, making the most of a week away and the brilliance that is Scotland. If you are interested in this event, please read all text before booking and make sure you pay attention to the bit about booking your ferry and possible disruption to sailings. Any queries, contact the event leader.

Arran is described as Scotland in miniature, with steep, jagged mountains in the north, similar to the west highlands of the mainland, full of drama and stunning vistas. The south of Arran shares the characteristics of the Southern Uplands. None of the mountains on Arran (and we will explore some of them) are high enough to be classified as Munros, but they give a real impression of an Alpine landscape with outstanding views from their summits.

The site we are using is shared with others, including families - we do not have sole use. We have to be mindful of noise etc, so no music and we will need to keep our voices down if we congregate late evenings on the site. There are lots of other locations nearby to explore in the evening anyway, away from the site, including the sea loch and ruined castle.

We have 3 full days in which to explore the mountains and glens on the island. There are some great coastal walks too. If it's wet, there's an impressive waterfall at the south end of the Isle. There are ancient caves on the west coast, and some sandy beaches on the east. There's a Buddhist temple on its own island just off the south west coast which is a fascinating half day trip too. We will not get bored!


There is a small campsite shop for the basics, but shops and a big Coop in Brodick where the main ferry docks. There are outdoor shops as well as lots of other facilities.  Brodick is the main village on Arran and about 20 minutes drive from our site.

Other facilities in the village are "The Sandwich Station" (snacks, soft and hot drinks); Distillery with an excellent cafe; a small, excellent and very popular restaurant by the camp site called the Stags Pavilion; the Lochranza Hotel and Bar serving bar meals and drinks. A little further around the coast in Pirnmill is an amazingly well-stocked village shop, and there's also the Lighthouse Restaurant / Cafe there too. NB. This note will be updated closer to the event as some services may be affected by the Covid pandemic.

Dogs: Well-managed dogs are welcome. However, red deer are often close by! 

As for travel - please see below for detailed location and information.

Photos: All photos by the event leader for use by OutdoorLads. 

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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • This event takes place after 21 June 2021, which is currently the earliest date by which the Government hopes that we will have entered Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown. At step 4, the Government hopes to have removed all legal limits on social contact. 
  • It is possible that Step 4 takes place at a date later than 21 June 2021 and could affect this event. We will review the situation as things change and will advise members signed up to the event if there are changes necessary to ensure compliance with restrictions in place at the time of the event. 
  • If the event is unable to proceed sue to Covid-19 restrictions, a replacement date will be offered, or a full refund. 
  • We must all remember that COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. We are going to have to keep living our lives differently to keep ourselves and others safe. We must carry on with ‘hands, face, space’. Comply with the COVID-Secure measures that remain in place. Meet outdoors when we can and keep letting fresh air in. Get tested when needed. Get vaccinated when offered. If we all continue to play our part, we will be that bit closer to a future that is more familiar.
Stags residing by the camp site
Evening view of the Jura mountains from Arran
Pirnmill Hills looking moody in the mist
Goat Fell and its neighbours in the evening sunlight
Glenashdale Falls
Arran sunset colours
Arran mountains
Stags residing by the camp site
Evening view of the Jura mountains from Arran
Pirnmill Hills looking moody in the mist
Goat Fell and its neighbours in the evening sunlight
Glenashdale Falls
Arran sunset colours
Arran mountains


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