3.4 of 5 (11 votes)

Goat Fell

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in Ayrshire, Scotland, about 14.00km (8.70 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 846m (2775ft)
Descent 843m (2765ft)
Max. Elevation 830m (2723ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 1689m (5540ft)
Start & End
Distance 14.00km
Duration ~6:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
10Created by ailiskane on 15 Aug 2011
A walk up the highest peak on the Isle of Arran, one of the most accessible Scottish Islands. Brodick is reached by boat from Ardrossan Harbour in Ayrshire, which is just an hour by train from Glasgow. Climbing up Goat Fell is a must for any visit to Arran. 

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid NS021358
The walk starts in Brodick, largest town on Arran.
OS Grid NS014375
Walk to Cladach in a northerly direction via the beach. If you're in a rush, there's a bus from the ferry terminal.
About 1.77 km (~1.1 miles) from
OS Grid NS010376
Cross the main road and head towards the pink Wineport Bar building. Take the path to the right of the building and head past a camping stores shop and an entrance to Brodick Castle on the right. The path to Goatfell is clearly marked from this point.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid NS007382
Follow the path through woodland until you reach a stony track heading north.
About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid NR999395
Follow the well defined path north through predominantly forestry woodland. This opens up to sparse native woodland. Follow the path to the footbridge.
About 1.54 km (~0.96 miles) from
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From the footbridge proceed through a large wooden gate. Continue north on the well defined path which becomes steeper and more rocky.
About 1.95 km (~1.21 miles) from
OS Grid NR991415
From the junction of the paths continue uphill in an easterly direction. The path is less well defined than earlier, but still clear even in poor visibility. The summit is marked with a trig point and a map showing the peaks that can be picked out on a good day. On a clear day you can see past the Mull of Kintyre to Ireland.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid NR997415
Retrace your steps down from the summit
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from
OS Grid NS000395
Taking the right fork at the junction of the paths head back towards the footbridge.
About 1.96 km (~1.22 miles) from
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Head back through forestry land to Wineport Bar Restaurant
About 2.22 km (~1.38 miles) from
OS Grid NS020358
Arrive back at the ferry port, either walking from Cladach via the beach, or on the bus.
About 2.05 km (~1.27 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

17 Jun 2014
Goat Fell

Glad to hear it! It's years since I've been, working its way up a very long 'to do again' list.

Gary Yemm
15 Jun 2014
Goat Fell

Went on this walk last Sunday, enjoyed it so much going back tomorrow to do it again. hope the weather is clearer at the top this time. kind Regards Gary.

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