Geopark Map & Leaflets

Visit our three interpretation centres around the island or get outside and enjoy our six self-guided walks. You can download the walk leaflets in PDF format below to take with you.

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

1. Hutton’s Unconformity Walk 

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

Lochranza Information Centre

OPEN daily. 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 for renovation. Find out how the island’s geology relates to its landscape, vital habitats and unique wildlife.

 

Arran Heritage Museum

OPEN daily 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 4.00pm). 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
Roads Information Centre
Self-guided walks

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