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Goatfell, a perfect way to start a few days on Arran

Goatfell, a perfect way to start a few days on Arran


Postby The Rodmiester » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:05 pm

Route description: Goatfell, from Brodick Castle

Corbetts included on this walk: Goat Fell

Date walked: 05/10/2017

Distance: 10.96 km

Ascent: 846m

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I had left my East coast home at the back of 0530 hours to ensure I passed through Glasgow before the traffic build up to arrive in Ardrossen to meet up with my hillwalking buddy Martin who was to be providing the transport for the weekend.

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The start of a very fine path
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Obvious signs of the rain which had fallen on the path
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I wonder which way it is to Goatfell?
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Further up the well made eroded path
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Passing through the gate ahead with the lower slopes in view
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Looking back the way we had come
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The path getting much rockier as we climbed
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This Anvil had been carried to the summit by some local strongman and was apparently now on its way back down
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Steeper and rockier further up the path
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Still climbing with the wind now getting up
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Summit trig point but no views from the summit
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Another summit photo with others arriving
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On our way back down and the first signs of blue sky
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Re: Goatfell, a perfect way to start a few days on Arran

Postby Gordie12 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:45 am

You sure this is a Corbett Rod - that looked like a good path all the way to the top :shock:

What's parking like for this one??
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Re: Goatfell, a perfect way to start a few days on Arran

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:33 am

Hi Gordie 12, I'm slipping up I normally try and say something about the start and parking area, guess I've got rusty during my breakaway :lol: Good path all the way like most of the Arran hills, which are fabulous by the way, more reports to follow shortly. Large parking directly opposite on the other side of the main road, no problems.
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Re: Goatfell, a perfect way to start a few days on Arran

Postby martin.h » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:08 pm

Hi Rod,
Arran is a stunning island, fantastic views, quiet corners and the mountains are wild and wonderful.
We went up Goatfell the way you did, we didn't see the anvil though, we knew about it, but must have missed it due to the absorbing views :D
We'll just have to go back and look for it :lol:
Cheers.
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Re: Goatfell, a perfect way to start a few days on Arran

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:16 pm

Hi Martin, I agree Arran is superb unfortunately the weather could have been better, so all the reason to go back again. More reports to follow shortly. Glen Rosa is beautiful, in fact all the hills are superb with wonderful rock formations and plenty of wee scrambles. Remember I did this last year so maybe the anvil has made it off the hill by now :lol:
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