Goatfell from Brodick


Highest peak on Arran

Overlooking Brodick Bay, Goatfell is the highest peak on the Isle of Arran.


Meaninghill of wind
ListsCorbetts, 58
LocationIsle of Arran
Grid RefNR991415
Lat/Lon55.62584, -5.19188

Quite possibly the first hill I climbed as a boy, Goatfell on the Isle of Arran is a magnificent peak dominating the island's mountainous view when seen from the Isle of Bute or the mainland.

Most walker's first experience of Goatfell will be the 'tourist route' that climbs from Cladach or Brodick Castle. A rough path following this route ends up approaching the mountain's summit on its eastern shoulder.

Stretching northwards from Goatfell's summit is the Stacach, an undulating and knobbly ridge leading to North Goatfell. A decent path travels along this and onwards to The Saddle, where a traverse of the Glenrosa Horseshoe offers more fine ridge walking with some rock-scrambling options that are avoidable if preferred.

Routes up Goatfell

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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