Rich with heritage, brimming with views and only a short walk from Brodick


Find your feet at Glenrickard

Start exploring Arran here – it’s the closest woodland to the Brodick ferry and easily accessible by foot. Like the rest of the island, the forest is rich in archaeological remains with several chambered cairns, standing stones and an Iron Age hill fort. There are superb views of Goatfell and a healthy population of red squirrels – you might see them scampering up a tree or foraging on the forest floor.

Parking Picnic area Walking Viewpoint Ancient monument

Life’s essentials

The nearest public toilets and eating places are in Brodick and Lamlash.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Contact: Galloway Forest District

Address: Creebridge, Newton Stewart

Postcode: DG8 6AJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6800


How to get here

Travel by ferry from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire to Brodick and then follow the A841 south for 1¾ miles (2.8 km). Cnoc na Dail car park is on the right, at grid reference NS 018 333.

Using SatNav?

KA27 8BJ is the nearest postcode, about a mile from Brodick.

Public transport

Buses stop in Brodick and Lamlash. See Traveline Scotland for timetables.

Nearby places

There are other forest trails at Brodick Castle, King's Cave, North Sannox, South End and Dyemill.

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