Brodick and the Goatfell range

Brodick and the Goatfell range

Brodick is the capital of Arran and the point of arrival for most visitors; it enjoys a superb setting on a lovely bay. As well as its intrinsic attractions, Brodick is the starting point for an array of enjoyable circular walks.

Towering to the north of Brodick is one of the finest small mountain ranges in Scotland, a spectacular array of jagged granite peaks dominated by the popular objective of Goatfell - much the easiest of the group to climb. Glen Rosa and Glen Sannox penetrate the mountains from the north and south, dividing the Goatfell ridge from the more dramatic but less frequented Corbetts of Beinn Tarsuinn and Caisteal Abhail, whilst the centrepiece of the range is Cir Mhor - a magnificent pyramid of rock.


Walk Grade Length Time
Glen Sannox, from Sannox grade2.5km 45 mins - 1 hour
Sannox to North Sannox grade3.5km 1 hour
Brodick Castle Country Park grade3.5km 1 hour
North Sannox viewpoint grade3.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
North Glen Sannox pools and falls grade4.75km 1.5 - 2 hours
Fisherman's walk circuit, Brodick grade5.5km 2 hours
Glen Cloy and the Fairy Glen, Brodick grade9.5km 3 - 3.5 hours
Devil's Punchbowl (Coire na Ciche) gradegrade5.25km 2.5 - 3 hours
Glen Rosa circuit gradegrade8.5km 2.5 - 3 hours
Clauchlands and Corriegills, Brodick gradegrade10.75km 3.5 - 4 hours
Brodick and Lamlash circuit, Brodick gradegrade14km 4 - 5 hours
Goatfell, from Brodick Castle gradegradegrade10.5km 4.5 - 6 hours
Sannox to Lochranza: Cock of Arran gradegradegrade15.75km 4.5 - 6 hours
Goatfell, from Corrie gradegradegradegrade8km 4 - 6 hours
Caisteal Abhail, via North Glen Sannox gradegradegradegrade10.5km 5.5 - 6.5 hours
Three Beinns Walk, Glen Rosa gradegradegradegrade14km 6 - 7 hours
Cìr Mhòr and Beinn Tarsuinn gradegradegradegrade17.25km 7.5 - 9 hours
Sannox Horseshoe gradegradegradegradegrade15km 9 - 12 hours
The Arran Coastal Way 109km 7 days

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