Goatfell, from Brodick Castle

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A fine pyramidal peak and a magnificent viewpoint, Goatfell is the highest of the mountains on Arran and the culminating point of some dramatic granite ridges. This is the most popular and straightforward route of ascent.

Terrain

Good footpaths for most of the route; the final section weaves steeply up through granite boulders to the summit.

Public Transport

Bus to Cladach Centre.

Start

Cladach Visitor Centre. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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