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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 9 October 2018
wully76
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scotland
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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 3 October 2018
William H
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Olney
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Reviewed 9 October 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
Thank wully76
Reviewed 3 October 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 26 September 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 24 September 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 29 August 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 28 August 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 26 August 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 23 August 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 5 August 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 3 August 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 robertcG1553FD
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3 August 2018|
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Response from robertcG1553FD | 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!
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Susans R
26 June 2018|
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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
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Anne Marie H
12 January 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
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