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Climbing Goatfell

Goatfell, Isle of Arran

Picture postcard Goatfell is often eulogised as ‘Arran in Miniature’ and it does ring true, especially when you are climbing the ‘Highland’ half of the island. All the right preparations and gear are still essential for the ‘tourist route’ even in good weather, which is a fair hike from sea level to 2866 feet. The views on a good day are all the way to Ireland and even as far south as the Isle of Man. For serious mountaineers the summit is the just the start of some challenging ridge adventures. Ask at the tourist office at Brodick Pier for guided walks in summer. The Arran Adventure Company can arrange guides.