Know Before You Go
Once you have taken a ferry to the Isle of Arran, take the 324 bus or, if driving, turn right when you get off the ferry and follow the signs for Blackwaterfoot and/or Machrie. When you're roughly three miles north of the village of Blackwaterfoot, look for a parking lot on a plot of farm land. It's the only parking lot with fencing in that area. There's a path that leads away from the gravel/dirt lot, over fields and toward the stones. You'll park and, with wellies or some time of waterproof shoes, walk about half a mile from the road to the first set of stones. From there, most of the rest of the stone circles are visible from each new circle. No matter what time of year you visit, waterproof footwear is important. This is uneven ground that sometimes dips below the water table so there's always moisture on the path, sometimes more than just a little. It's not a difficult walk but it does take a while and those nervous about uneven footing should be careful.