willow cottage    Welcome to  Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage is very close to the beautiful  Arran coast,
through the garden gate and across a grassy field.

There is super coastal and hill walking all over Arran.

Have a look at   The Arran Coastal Way

The walking on Arran covers anything from a short gentle
stroll to serious mountaineering using ropes.

Try     Walking on Arran

&       Walking Wild on Arran

If you would like a longer walk, without anything strenuous,
then take a walk up one of Arran's Glens such as....

Catacol Glen, Isle of Arran

  • Glen Catacol
Sannox Glen, Isle of Arran
  • Glen Sannox
Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran
  • Glen Rosa
  • Glen Iorsa
Glen Easan Biorach, Isle of Arran
  • Glen Easan Biorach

Coire - an - Lochan

This walk starts from Thunderguy, which is less than
2 miles from Willow Cottage. There is

a good path for 2 miles uphill to the Lochan.

Coire - an - Lochan
It is a steep climb to get here, but well worth it!
Paps of Jura
You can see the Paps of Jura from up here.
Thunderguy, Isle of Arran
The hamlet of Thunderguy, where the walk begins.
Thunderguy, Isle of Arran
Thunderguy in winter.
Coire-an-Lochan, Isle of Arran
The beach!
Cirie-an-Lochan, Isle of Arran
The path has been made well.
Loch Tanna, Isle of Arran
You can take the path to the left of the Lochan, up & round,
 & a couple of miles later you reach Loch Tanna.

Machrie Moor Standing Stones

This is a there & back walk  -  approx 3 miles all together.   The path can get a bit wet in winter. There is a small car park about 1/3 of a mile south of the Machrie Bay Tearoom. You then cross the road & follow a cart-track through fields. Dogs should be kept on a lead.

This is a circular walk - approx. 4 miles

The path is very good & is suitable all year. This section begins at the Forestry car park one kilometre south of Machrie. Follow the left hand path (as you drive in) for 2 kilometres till the King's Cave comes into view.

Robert the Bruce is believed  to have used it en route to
taking the Scottish crown in 1314.