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Other Activities


  • Sliddery Water – Salmon and sea trout in season, by permit.
  • Sea fishing off the reefs at Sliddery shore.
  • Rainbow trout fly fishing at Loch Garbad, by permit
  • More details can be found from the Arran Angling site

Horse Riding

Cairn House Stables – for beginners or the more experienced rider, a 10 min drive to the stables. See their website for further details

Mountain Biking

The forestry track at Kilmory or the Ross Road from Sliddery to Lamlash are excellent biking options in close proximity of the accommodation. Additional options for biking can be found by checking the Forestry Commision website.


Star gazing – with negligible light pollution the night skies offer spectacular viewing on clear nights.


Take to the sea on guided tours offered by a variety of providers including; Arran outdoor centre, Lochranza centre, Otter’s tail and Kayak Arran.

Archaeology & Geology

Arran attracts Geology enthusiasts the world over, who come to study the diverse variety of rock formations, some of the best in the British Isles within a relatively small land mass. Many come to see Hutton’s unconformity, caves, raised beaches, sills, dykes and glaciated land forms. in addition to the diverse igneous and sedimentary rock forms.

Archaeology is also very evident on Arran with a variety of stone age, bronze age and iron age burial cairns, cists, hut circles, round houses, standing stones circles, monoliths, forts and dun’s to investigate.

Visit the Isle of Arran Heritage museum to view artefacts from Arran’s rich Archaeological and geological history