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Public Activities


We offer all sorts of public activity sessions - a mix of gorge walking, abseiling and ladders, paddle sports and archery and axe-throwing! Advance booking is required. For groups of six or more, we can arrange alternative times for our sessions. 

To see current availability and to make your booking, press the 'Book now' icon at the bottom of your screen!


Half-day public activity sessions - gorge walking, abseiling and ladders, and paddle sports - are all priced at £50 per adult, £40 for under 18s. Our shorter archery and axe-throwing sessions are priced at £27 per adult and £22 for under 18s. Paddle board taster sessions - the supervised hire of a paddle board for one hour - are £25 per person. All guests staying on site receive a 10% discount on advertised activity sessions.

For more information:

Phone 01770 830 637


Gorge walking

Our Family Activity Holidays are back for 2024! Each holiday runs from Monday to Friday (four nights), and includes full bed and board, with morning and afternoon activity sessions on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This holiday is priced at £380 per under-18, and £430 per adult, with under-5s staying for free. Our activities for 2024 include gorge walking, abseiling, archery, open canoes, raft building and bushcraft. Additional nights are available on a self-catering basis at £120 for a family room.

Choose your week for 2024 from the dates below!

Monday 5th to Friday 9th August

Monday 12th to Friday 16th August

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August

For more information, or to make a booking:

Phone 01770 830 637


Boulders on the shore

​Our Public Geology Courses run every year, and will be back in summer 2023 - these courses open your eyes to past worlds by bringing you outside and teaching you to read Arran's rocks. The five-day course includes full board accommodation in twin or single rooms, four full days out in the field learning to interpret Arran's astonishing landscape, and one free day to explore.


Our 2024 package runs from Sunday 28th July to Saturday 3rd August, at £549 per person.

To book your place, or for more information:

​Phone 01770 830 637


Walking Holidays


We have recently started offering walking holidays, opening up our facilities for an all-inclusive week of guided walks around the island. Now anybody who fancies learning a little bit more about Arran's fascinating geology, wildlife and landscapes - whilst getting the full benefit of spectacular island scenery - can book onto one of our public walking holidays. This will include full board accommodation in twin or single rooms, four full days of guided walks, and one free day to explore. So why not make a little time for yourself? 

Our 2024 package runs from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th July, at £549 per person.

To book your place, or for more information:

​Phone 01770 830 615



Our activity camps for local kids run are back for 2024! Each camp includes a packed programme of our best-loved activities, all equipment and necessary clothing, packed lunches, and a fantastic fun-filled experience!

Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th April for 7-12 year olds - featuring canoes, climbing, archery, abseiling, mountain bikes and bushcraft!

Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st July for 7-12 year olds - featuring gorge walking, paddle boards, abseiling, mountain bikes, kayaks and raft building!

Each camp costs £169 per child, with a deposit of £30 required to secure the booking.

For more information:

Phone 01770 830 637


Fridays are Frydays!

Fish and Chips

Our final Frydays of the season is Friday 25th August! Order before 5.00pm for a collection slot between 6.00pm & 7.30pm. Take away, or take advantage of our outdoor seating.


Chips £3.50

Chips 'n' cheese £4.00

Arran beer-battered fish and chips £9.00

Steak pie and chips £8.00

Single fish £5.50

Sausage and chips £6.00

Meat or veggie burger and chips £7.00

Mushy peas or baked beans £1.00 a cup; gravy 50p a cup

To place your order:

Phone 01770 830 637


Kildonan dinosaur footprint

We are available for guided Geology / Wildlife / Mountain walks for groups of four persons and above. Our staff are Mountain Leaders, with degrees in relevant environmental subjects (Geology, Geography or Biology), and very experienced in outdoors education!

To express interest, or for more information:

Phone 01770 830 637


Virtual Festival of Geology 2020


As part of the Lochranza Centre's contribution to the 2020 virtual Festival of Geology, we created this PowerPoint, showcasing what we do at the Centre, and Arran's spectacular geology.

To access the Festival of Geology, please go to


On Friday 23rd October 2020 the staff team completed the Three Lochs Adventure! This saw us walk and paddle the three inland lochs on the west side of Arran - Coire-Fhionn Lochan, Loch Tanna and Loch Iorsa. A touch wet underfoot, but we made it! This unique challenge was designed to raise funds to help the Centre get through the Covid-19 crisis and on to a positive future. We want to be here to keep doing what we love and indeed what our guests enjoy most when they are with us - getting out and about on our fantastic island. Your support continues to be massively appreciated. To see some pictures from the day, take a look on Instagram or Facebook.

To read more, take a look at our Crowdfunding page:

Lochranza Field Centre
Arran Sleeping warrior
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