Arran Geopark Events

Wednesday, 28th October 2020

GUIDED WALK: An Introduction to Deep Time

Location | Lochranza
Start | 10am
Duration | 3 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

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Learn about the James Hutton, ‘father of modern geology’, and how this beautiful coastal landscape changed our understanding of the Earth.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3.5 km / 2.5 miles

Approx. duration: 3 hours

Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020

GUIDED WALK: King’s Caves & Drumadoon

Location | Blackwaterfoot
Start | 10am
Duration | 3.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

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Explore archaeological sites, understand sea-level change, and go back to a time when Europe and North America were drifting apart.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 6 km / 4 miles
Approx. duration: 3½ hours
Terrain: track, path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020

GUIDED WALK: Glen Sannox and Blue Rocks

Location | Sannox
Start | 10am
Duration | 3 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

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Venture into the glacial landscape of Glen Sannox, learn about Arran's industrial heritage, and find evidence of sea-level change.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 4 km / 3 miles
Approx. duration: 3 hours
Terrain: road, surfaced path and farm land; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; as are grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark guided walks.

Wednesday, 7th October 2020

GUIDED WALK: Corrie Shoreline

Location | Corrie
Start | 10am
Duration | 3 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

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Scramble along Corrie’s scenic shoreline through 100 million years of geological time – when Arran drifted across the equator.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles
Approx. duration: 3 hours
Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; as are grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark guided walks.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020

GUIDED WALK: An Introduction to Deep Time

Location | Lochranza
Start | 10am
Duration | 2.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

Click here for details.

Learn about the James Hutton, ‘father of modern geology’, and how this beautiful coastal landscape changed our understanding of the Earth.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles

Approx. duration: 2½ hours

Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020

GUIDED WALK: Kildonan Geology & Wildlife

Location | Kildonan
Start | 10am
Duration | 3.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

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Explore a dramatic period in Arran’s past, discover evidence of prehistoric beasts and spot modern day wildlife too!

Walk length: 6 km / 4 miles
Approx. duration: 3½ hours
Terrain: road, track, path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery and ground may be wet underfoot.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020

GUIDED WALK: King’s Caves & Drumadoon

Location | Blackwaterfoot
Start | 10am
Duration | 4 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

Click here for details.

Explore archaeological sites, understand sea-level change, and go back to a time when Europe and North America were drifting apart.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 6 km / 4 miles
Approx. duration: 4 hours
Terrain: track, path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020

GUIDED WALK: Corrie Shoreline

Location | Corrie
Start | 10am
Duration | 2.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

Click here for details.

Scramble along Corrie’s scenic shoreline through 100 million years of geological time – when Arran drifted across the equator.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles
Approx. duration: 2½ hours
Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; as are grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark guided walks.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020

GUIDED WALK: An Introduction to Deep Time

Location | Lochranza
Start | 10am
Duration | 2.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

Click here for details.

Learn about the James Hutton, ‘father of modern geology’, and how this beautiful coastal landscape changed our understanding of the Earth.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles

Approx. duration: 2½ hours

Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020

GUIDED WALK: Kildonan Geology & Wildlife

Location | Kildonan
Start | 10am
Duration | 3.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

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With Arran Ranger Service. Spot wildlife, find evidence of prehistoric beasts, and learn about the island's geological history.

Walk length: 6 km / 4 miles
Approx. duration: 3½ hours
Terrain: road, track, path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery and ground may be wet underfoot.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020

GUIDED WALK: King’s Caves & Drumadoon

Location | Blackwaterfoot
Start | 10am
Duration | 3.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

Click here for details.

Explore archaeological sites, understand sea-level change, and go back to a time when Europe and North America were drifting apart.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 6 km / 4 miles
Approx. duration: 3½ hours
Terrain: track, path and uneven rocky shoreline; rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks.

Wednesday, 29th July 2020

GUIDED WALK: Corrie Shoreline

Location | Corrie
Start | 10am
Duration | 2.5 hours
Cost | Suggested donation - Adult £10

Click here for details.

Scramble along Corrie’s scenic shoreline through 100 million years of geological time – when Arran drifted across the equator.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles
Approx. duration: 2½ hours
Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; as are grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark guided walks.

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020

GUIDED WALK: Lochranza, Hutton’s Unconformity

Location | Lochranza
Start | 10am
Duration | 2.5 hours
Cost | Adult £10

Click here for details.

Learn about the ‘father of modern geology’ and how this beautiful coastal landscape changed our understanding of the Earth.

Pay what you can (a suggested donation is £10 per person).

Walk length: 3 km / 2 miles

Approx. duration: 2½ hours

Terrain: road, surfaced path and rocky beach; paths may be wet in places and rocks may be very slippery.

Waterproofs are essential; please wear grippy shoes or walking boots; and don’t forget food/drinks!

Please note: dogs are not allowed on Geopark walks

Friday, 13th - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Arran Geofest 2019

Location | Isle of Arran
Cost | free

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A weekend of walks, talks and activities promoting Arran's unique geology and landscapes.

Friday 13th September

Talk: Introduction to Arran Geology - 18.30

Saturday 14th September

Walk: Hutton's Unconformity - 10.00

Walk: The Geology of Corrie Shoreline - 10.00

Walk: King's Cave and Drumadoon - 11.00

Guest Speaker: Angus Miller – "Land, Rocks, and People: How Geology Shapes Scotland" - 19.00

Activities at Lochranza Geopark Centre

Sunday 15th September

Walk: The Geology of North Arran - 10.00

Walk: The Glacial Landscapes of Glen Rosa

Wednesday, 11th September 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

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The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Friday, 6th September 2019

Wildlife and Geology Land Rover Safari

Duration | 5.5 hours
Cost | Adult £45, u16 £25

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Tour the south end of Arran and Glen Rosa by Land Rover to spot wildlife and explore the island's fascinating geology with the Arran Geopark and Arran Ranger Service rangers.

Booking Info | Limited spaces, booking essential – call the Arran Ranger Service on 01770 302462
Thursday, 5th September 2019

Hutton’s Unconformity Walk

Location | Lochranza
Start | 11am
Duration | 2 hours
Cost | free

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Hutton's Unconformity near Lochranza is one of Scotland's most famous geological locations. Come and hear about James Hutton's visit to Arran in 1787, and find out how his observations changed scientific thinking forever.

You will need stout footwear and a waterproof jacket. Most of the walking in on roads and paths, but there will be some walking on the rocky shoreline.

Suggested donation £4.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Monday, 19th August 2019

King’s Cave and Drumadoon Walk

Start | 1:30 pm
Duration | 3 hours
Cost | free

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Join our Geopark Ranger for a walk along this spectacular coastline. Hear the geological and historical story of King's Cave, find evidence for giant prehistoric reptiles, and discover Arran's magmatic past in the sheer cliffs of the Drumadoon Sill.

Distance - 7.5km, mostly on good paths but with some walking on the rocky shore.

Meet at 13.30 at the King's Cave Forestry Commission car park (Grid ref 898 315). You will need stout footwear and waterproof clothing.

Suggested donation £4.

Wednesday, 14th August 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Friday, 9th August 2019

Guided Walk – Corrie Shoreline

Location | Meet at Corrie Primary School
Start | 2pm
Duration | 2 hours
Cost | free

Click here for details.

Join the Arran Geopark Ranger for a walk through 100 million years of Arran's geological past. See evidence for stormy deserts, volcanic landscapes, and tropical seas, and find fossils left by animals and plants that lived here 300 million years ago!

You will require stout footwear and a waterproof jacket.

Suggested donation £4.

Thursday, 8th August 2019

Wildlife and Geology Land Rover Safari

Duration | 5.5 hours
Cost | Adult £45, u16 £25

Click here for details.

Tour the south end of Arran and Glen Rosa by Land Rover to spot wildlife and explore the island's fascinating geology with the Arran Geopark and Arran Ranger Service rangers.

Booking Info | Limited spaces, booking essential – call the Arran Ranger Service on 01770 302462
Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Friday, 19th July 2019

Wildlife and Geology Landrover Safari

Duration | 5.5 hours
Cost | Adult £45, u16 £25

Click here for details.

Tour the south end of Arran and Glen Rosa by Land Rover to spot wildlife and explore the island's fascinating geology with the Arran Geopark and Arran Ranger Service rangers.

Booking Info | Limited spaces, booking essential – call the Arran Ranger Service on 01770 302462
Wednesday, 17th July 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

King’s Cave and Drumadoon Walk

Start | 1:30 pm
Duration | 3 hours
Cost | free

Click here for details.

Join our Geopark Ranger for a walk along this spectacular coastline. Hear the geological and historical story of King's Cave, find evidence for giant prehistoric reptiles, and discover Arran's magmatic past in the sheer cliffs of the Drumadoon Sill.

Distance - 7.5km, mostly on good paths but with some walking on the rocky shore.

Meet at 13.30 at the King's Cave Forestry Commission car park (Grid ref 898 315). You will need stout footwear and waterproof clothing.

Suggested donation £4.

Sunday, 7th July 2019

Kildonan Geology Walk

Location | Meet at Kildonan Village Hall
Start | 11am
Duration | 2 hours
Cost | Donations Welcome

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Join our Geopark Ranger on this walk as part of Kildonan Fun Week 2019. We will explore evidence for the break-up of an ancient continent, and see footprints left by the creatures that roamed Arran 200 million years ago.

Meet at 11.00 at Kildonan Village Hall with stout footwear and a waterproof jacket. No booking required. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided afterwards. Donations will be shared between the Geopark and the Village Hall.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019

Hutton’s Unconformity Walk

Location | Lochranza
Start | 2pm
Duration | 1.5 hours
Cost | free

Click here for details.

Hutton's Unconformity near Lochranza is one of Scotland's most famous geological locations. Come and hear about James Hutton's visit to Arran in 1787, and find out how his observations changed scientific thinking forever.

You will need stout footwear and a waterproof jacket. Most of the walking in on roads and paths, but there will be some walking on the rocky shoreline.

Suggested donation £4.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Wildlife and Geology Land Rover Safari

Duration | 5.5 hours
Cost | Adult £45, u16 £25

Click here for details.

Tour the south end of Arran and Glen Rosa by Land Rover to spot wildlife and explore the island's fascinating geology with the Arran Geopark and Arran Ranger Service rangers.

Booking Info | Limited spaces, booking essential – call the Arran Ranger Service on 01770 302462
Monday, 10th June 2019

Guided Walk – Corrie Shoreline

Location | Meet at Corrie Primary School
Start | 2pm
Duration | 2 hours
Cost | free

Click here for details.

Join the Arran Geopark Ranger for a walk through 100 million years of Arran's geological past. See evidence for stormy deserts, volcanic landscapes, and tropical seas, and find fossils left by animals and plants that lived here 300 million years ago!

You will require stout footwear and a waterproof jacket.

Suggested donation £4.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Wednesday, 29th May 2019

King’s Cave and Drumadoon Walk

Start | 1:30 pm
Duration | 3 hours
Cost | free

Click here for details.

Join our Geopark Ranger for a walk along this spectacular coastline. Hear the geological and historical story of King's Cave, find evidence for giant prehistoric reptiles, and discover Arran's magmatic past in the sheer cliffs of the Drumadoon Sill.

Distance - 7.5km, mostly on good paths but with some walking on the rocky shore.

Friday, 24th May 2019

Wildlife and Geology Land Rover Safari

Duration | 5.5 hours
Cost | Adult £45, u16 £25

Click here for details.

Tour the south end of Arran and Glen Rosa by Land Rover to spot wildlife and explore the island's fascinating geology with the Arran Geopark and Arran Ranger Service rangers.

Booking Info | Limited spaces, booking essential – call the Arran Ranger Service on 01770 302462
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Talks at Arran Heritage Museum

Duration | 30 minutes
Cost | Talks free, but Museum Admission must be paid. Adult £4, u16 £2

Click here for details.

The Arran Geopark Ranger will be giving a brief overview of the geological story of Arran, using the fabulous samples on display in the Arran Heritage Museum's Geology room.

Talks start at 13.30 and 14.30, and last around 30 minutes. There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards.

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Guided Walk – Corrie Shoreline

Location | Meet at Corrie Primary School
Start | 2pm
Duration | 2 hours
Cost | free

Click here for details.

Join the Arran Geopark Ranger for a walk through 100 million years of Arran's geological past. See evidence for stormy deserts, volcanic landscapes, and tropical seas, and find fossils left by animals and plants that lived here 300 million years ago!

You will require stout footwear and a waterproof jacket.

Sunday, 5th May 2019

GeoWeek 2019 – Discover Hutton’s Unconformity

Location | Meet at Lochranza Field Centre, Lochranza at 14.00
Cost | free

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This short walk, led by the Arran Geopark Ranger, will visit the site where Scottish geologist James Hutton - the 'father of modern geology' - was able to prove his ideas about the nature of geological time and the age of the Earth. The walk is on roads and footpaths, with some stretches of shingle beach. Stout footwear and a waterproof jacket will be required.

Saturday, 13th - Sunday, 14th April 2019

Arran Geopark Opening Weekend

Cost | free

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Our Lochranza Information and Activity Centre will be open all weekend. Come and learn about Arran's geology and play with our interactive sandbox and other activities. Located at the Lochranza Field Centre.

Guided walks

Saturday 13th
Corrie Shoreline - 11am
Follow Arran's story through 100 million years of geological time. Find evidence for stormy deserts, tropical seas, and ancient volcanoes. Meet in front of Corrie Primary School.

Drumadoon and King's Cave - 11am
Explore Arran's beautiful west coast, including King's Cave and the spectacular Drumadoon sill. See evidence for the island’s magmatic past, and find footprints left by the mysterious "hand-beast". Meet at Forestry Commission King's Cave car park.

Friday, 12th April 2019

Wildlife and Geology Land Rover Safari

Duration | 5.5 hours
Cost | Adult £45, u16 £25

Click here for details.

Tour the south end of Arran and Glen Rosa by Land Rover to spot wildlife and explore the island's fascinating geology with the Arran Geopark and Arran Ranger Service rangers.

Booking Info | Limited spaces, booking essential – call the Arran Ranger Service on 01770 302462

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