Camping in Glen Rosa offers a different experience to the usual sites found in Scotland and on Arran. Most campsites are situated in a limited space and many have the facilities of modern day hotels. Glen Rosa Campsite is sited over a very large area of natural ground; the location is exceptional, next to the Glen Rosa track, which leads to the Arran Hills, including the highest, Goatfell. There is a body of water (the Rosa Burn) that flows through the campsite. Facilities are very basic, wash hand basins, toilets and bins. Cold, drinkable water is available. There is no hot water, showers or electric hook ups. The site is not suitable for caravans or mobile homes.
The campsite at Glen Rosa offers campers the chance to camp in a unique location, known as a SSSI site (Site of Special Scientific Interest) made so by the geology, flora and fauna that make up the Glen. Due to the sensitivity of the area, campers are required to use litterbins, keep noise to a minimum, respect other campers and keep their camps within the confines of the site. Campers that fail to obey these rules will be removed. The Glen Rosa site is the only one in Brodick; Glen Rosa is two miles (3km) outside of the village. It takes roughly 40 minutes to walk from the pier, however there is a good bus service. Buses coincide with the arrival of the ferries from both Brodick and Lochranza. Ask the driver to stop at the Glen Rosa road.
From Brodick Pier, turn right into Brodick village and continue past the co-op, the guest houses, golf club and Heritage Museum at the junction carry on straight ahead following the signs to Blackwaterfoot, 100 yards on the right is the Glen Rosa track. Book in at the farmhouse (first house on the left immediately on the roadside after the bridge.)
Dogs are permitted by permission but must be tethered. Campfires are allowed if care is taken. Discounts available for large groups. Discounts available for Children. Very limited parking available. No separate charge for cars, dogs or tents. Fishing permits can be purchased from Arran Estates.