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No Goats or views from the Goatfell

No Goats or views from the Goatfell


Postby Jabber » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:52 pm

Route description: Goatfell, from Brodick Castle

Corbetts included on this walk: Goat Fell

Date walked: 28/08/2011

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 874m

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Spent the weekend on the Beautiful Isle of Arran. Arrived late Saturday Afternoon after watching the ferry come into Ardrossan and complete an awesome handbrake turn.
Ramming speed.JPG
We stayed at the Belvedere Guest house in Brodick, thanks to Chris and Jan for a very friendly stay. Apart from a few showers on Saturday I was hoping the weather was going to hold up on Sunday. No such luck....Right I wasn't here to stare at the hills so we pitched up at the Brewery (great start/stop for a walk!)
At The start.JPG
up up the Goatfell we went.
Brodick from the path.JPG
To say the North Westerly that was blowing was mental is an understatement as on the way down/up I watched it knock several folk over. I've now come to the conclusion that we should rename Scotland's Corbetts to Cloudy Corbetts, because every time I go up one it's Pea Soup.
OH mist.JPG
The path to the summit is very good. However the next time we visit I think an ascent from Corrie will be the way as the path up onto North Goatfell looks cracking.
Hang on!.JPG
2866ft Goatfell peak.JPG
Overall the weekend was superb and I'm already planning my next visit, probably to Glen Rosa as the view over to Beinn Tarsuinn looked amazing when we could see it Of Course. Can't wait to visit the Chocolate shop again in Brodick wow! :D
Look around in the fog!.JPG
Blustery.JPG
Right I'm off...wind rain fog..wind ...rain...fog.. moan moan etc etc
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Re: No Goats or views from the Goatfell

Postby Crib Goch » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:03 pm

You were unlucky with the weather - we left Brodick by the 11.05 ferry on Sunday and it was raining. We'd had a great week - only 2 hours of rain in total - I'm not normally that lucky. I'll post my Goatfell - Cir Mhor report later when I've sorted the photos.

You're right about the handbrake turn at Ardrossan - experienced it myself yesterday - he brings 5000 gross tons of ferry in at quite a lick too. :shock:
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Re: No Goats or views from the Goatfell

Postby Jabber » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:11 pm

Crib Goch wrote:You were unlucky with the weather - we left Brodick by the 11.05 ferry on Sunday and it was raining. We'd had a great week - only 2 hours of rain in total - I'm not normally that lucky. I'll post my Goatfell - Cir Mhor report later when I've sorted the photos.

You're right about the handbrake turn at Ardrossan - experienced it myself yesterday - he brings 5000 gross tons of ferry in at quite a lick too. :shock:


Look forward too it...I reckon that Calmac ship controller has done all his training at Knockhill circuit :)
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