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Having looked at the weather forecast the day we chose was going to be clear bluesky and we were... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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Fantastic hike day trip from Glasgow

I was torn between Goatfell and Ben Lomond for a day hike from Glasgow. Out of season at least... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Having looked at the weather forecast the day we chose was going to be clear bluesky and we were not dissapointed. Took 5 hours and our journey started in Brodick and ended in Corrie as it is better to walk up Goatfell then cross over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I was torn between Goatfell and Ben Lomond for a day hike from Glasgow. Out of season at least, Ben Lomond is tough without a car. One bus per day to get to one ferry per day to get there. To get to Goatfell, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank William H
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the climb for the views over Arran and the Ayrshire coast. Good parking at Cladach although can also be reached by walking from the ferry terminal. Steady climb for the most part, although the last section is steeper and a slightly fainter path....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TartanScot
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I climbed Goat Fell on a sunny day in September. I was slightly apprehensive about reaching the top after reading some of the reviews on here but we managed no bother. It took us about 2h30m to reach the top from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank theyouthworker
Reviewed August 29, 2018

At 2866 feet, this mountain has some truly spectacular views... even as far as Ireland on a clear day. It's a little difficult, especially the last few hundred feet and you have to pick the right day, since the peak is quite often hidden by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JakeHalsey
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I went up here as part of a hiking trip I was doing (had done Ben Nevis 2 days earlier) the actual hike up is easy-moderate with the last part steep and challenging. The final 10% to the top was blowing 50-55mph winds and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ManiG001
Reviewed August 25, 2018

I've done a lot of hill walking and mountaineering; this was a steep push but nothing technical in terms of scrambling. However, my 8 year old daughter has not so much experience, and she made it to the top. There's a lot of boulders so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I prefer starting the climb at Brodick but you can start at Corrie too. On warm sunny days it’s very popular so don’t think you’ll be alone! Go prepared, it’s not easy. We aren’t experienced hikers so we took our time and stopped a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Verity L
Reviewed August 5, 2018

After spending 25 years in Scotland and England we finally found our way back to Arran. One of my wishes was to climb the Goat Fell. You can start your attack from two directions, Brodick - wich is the easy route and Corrie - wich...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Loved it and would climb it again. Great views however it is a tough climb so do need to push yourself to make the top and stay safe!

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Robert C
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There were people with dogs that seemed to be enjoying the walk. Seen a Jack Russel jumping from rock to rock!
Susans R
June 26, 2018|
Response from Ruggedadventurer | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes children can climb Goatfell as long as with an adult, as there are some tricky sections near the summit. Best regards, Kinlay
Anne Marie H
January 12, 2017|
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Response from 885johnmr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, every route on Arran is easy to follow, with the exception of the stones, hedgerow was overgrown so we missed it
Travel Forum Posts
Recommneded walk other than Goat Fell?? (4 Replies)
I'm having a short break in Arran in a couple of weeks. I've been researching a few walks but would like some expert opinion on a recommended walk. My wife isn't a Goat Fell type of walker/ hiker so something more reasonable in terms of climbing, say 4 hours duration, ideally circular with a bit of coastline is possible. Any suggestions gratefully received. (We're based in south-east of the island)
September 09, 2008|
Response fromtravelinlite|
Try to get hold of the Ordinace Survey Pathfinder Guide, no 36 which covers Glasgow, Clyde Valley, Ayrshire and Arran. There are 8 Arran walks of varying lengths covered. My particular choices would be Whiting Bay and Glenashdale Falls - 6 miles Drumadoon Bay and Kings Cave, near Blackwaterfoot - 4 1/2 miles Kildonan and Benan Head - 6 1/2 miles Sorry I don't have time right now to give more in depth info, but contact me if you need to know more.
What to do? (2 Replies)
We are getting married in August 2009, coming on a Saturday evening, getting married on the Tuesday and leaving on the Thursday. We are a party of 11 - two in their sixties, four about forty, and five kids three to seventeen. We have been advised to go Sunday lunch at Catacol, to go to Golf range/courses, walk at castle and Goat Fell also the waterfall (we are staying at Whiting Bay). We are aware of adventure centre and bike hire. The two oldies are bowlers and i know there are at...More
June 11, 2009|
Response fromPeterscot|
Try the sea kayaking, or a day at the Bhuddist retreat on Holy Isle. Lots of golf courses. Arran Adventures also lead canyoning. Where are you getting married? Congratulations!
Silents L
London, England, United Kingdom
Camping Isle of Arran - where to leave stuffs when climbing? (2 Replies)
My GF and I are taking the ferry to Isle of Arran from Glasgow, and are bringing with us 2 bikes, tents and a small backpack. We also want to climb Goat Fell - but don't know where to store our stuffs when we're up? Are there any storage facilities? We'll be camping (wild) every night for 4 days and won't be staying in hostels/hotels so can't keep our stuffs anywhere, esp the bikes which are pretty expensive! Any suggestions would be great - thanks :-)
June 20, 2013|
Response fromSilents L|
oh thanks a lot for your help - will have a look at them all :-)