Arran Savvy Travel Map

Savvy Travel Map:

We are very excited to share that we are currently in the development stages of creating an Arran active travel map designed for locals by locals to be used as a tool to assist and inform commutable routes in and between villages.

The aim of the Savvy Travel Map is to empower and encourage residents to take more environmentally proactive travel decisions in their day to day lives. By creating a community map that highlights the many routes within and between our villages, we aim to inspire a movement towards a change in habits.

This map will be a call to leave the cars at home and walk to work, let’s cycle to meet up with friends or do the shopping; because these changes, doubtlessly, will result in an altogether happier, healthier and greener island.

Call out for Route Explorers!

In the (hopefully) near future, when lockdown is over, we will be looking for keen individuals or isolation buddies to walk or cycle the routes that have been laid out in the first draft of the map. We will ask you to let us know what area would be your preferred routes to explore, keeping in mind that the majority of these routes will not be overly taxing so you don’t need to be a fell runner or a tour de France competitor to volunteer! 

You will be allotted a small section of the map to explore, your mission, may you wish to except it, will be to report back on your mini adventure, letting us know the current condition of the route, gradients, general observations etc.

During this time it is more important than ever to exercise, as we all know, being in nature is a great mood elevator and we are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Next time your out for your daily exercise we would love to hear about what route you took! Why not also send us a photograph of you out on your daily adventure?

If you fancy getting involved in the mapping project or would like to share a photograph of your daily exercise, please get in touch with Emma, at emma.ecosavvy@gmail.com.

Many thanks, 
Emma (Savvy Traveller Team)

Here’s a picture of me on a cycle from Brodick to Lamlash, I always stop a the top of the hill to catch my breath and admire that beautiful view. Arran never ceases to amaze me, it doesn’t matter how many times I walk or cycle the same path, there’s always some new light or altered atmosphere that makes every thing seem new and awe-inspiring.