Goatfell for Beginners

Goatfell for Beginners

  • Lasts 480 minutes
At 874m, Goatfell is Arran’s highest peak and if this is the first time you have attempted to climb it, we are delighted to be your guides for the day. Let’s hope for clear skies and some breathtaking views!


Distance 9 Km

Highest Point Gained 874 m

Total Ascent 790 m

Walk Duration 8 hrs

Terrain Rough mountain paths, steep ascents and descents in parts with loose gravelly rock underfoot.

Technical Rating Moderate

Endurance rating 3

Cost £25

Date Saturday 18th May

Meeting Time 8.00 am

Meeting Place Hub

Walk description

We start from the picturesque clachan of High Corrie and follow a meandering path through woods up towards Coire Lan. We turn off the main path to cross Corrie Burn and then a short steep section leads to the ridge of Meall Breac. The path then follows the ridge to a cairn at Goatfell shoulder where we join the main path for the steep ascent to the summit. If the weather is clear you will be rewarded with stunning views across the Clyde to the east and the dramatic Arran mountains to the west.

From the summit we retrace our steps back down to the shoulder and then head back down the steady path to the forestry above Brodick Castle and finally finish at the Claddach.

This walk is organised by the Arran Mountain Festival, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation SC 052229, supported by Auchrannie Leisure Ltd.
From £25.00