Goatfell from Cladach

Goatfell tourist and race route

Hillwalking route up Goatfell on Arran

The most popular and easiest hillwalking route up Goatfell on Arran follows a well-maintained path all the way to the summit. Starting from nearer Brodick, this is also the course for the Goatfell Hill Race.

Route outline



Ascent 875m (2870ft)
Distance 10km (6m)
Time 4:00hr
Start/finish Cladach
Grid Ref : NS013376
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See Glen Rosa Horseshoe meantime.

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Route description

1. Getting to Brodick

There are two ferries that serve the Isle of Arran, both run by Calmac, one from Claonaig in Kintyre to Lochranza, at the north end of the island, the other bigger ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, the main town on the island. Calmac's website is here.

From Brodick, follow the main street northwards . . . .

2. Goatfell

On foot . . .

3. Return and alternatives

About-turning, the 'tourist route' retrace . . .

Route profile »

Maps and GPX downloads »

Recommended map :

Harvey Superwalker Map,
Always carry a decent compass.

Information on maps and GPX files is on this page.

Weather forecasts »

Alternative and nearby routes »

Glen Rosa Horseshoe

On the Isle of Arran, a superb hillwalking day can be had on a stunning circuit of Corbett peaks around Glen Rosa. The route follows crests and ridges, takes in Goatfell and involves some moderate rock-scrambling on granite.

Peaks : 4 Corbetts

Ascent : 2200m (7220ft)
Distance : 21km (13m)
Time : 9hr


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