GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goatfell Walk

7 miles (10.5 km)

Climb to the high point on the Isle of Arran and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding area on this challenging walk.
The walk starts from the Cladach car park near Brodick Castle. You can reach Brodick by catching the ferry from Ardrossan Harbour. Trains run to Ardrossan Harbour from Glasgow and take about 45 minutes so the walk is quite accessible if you are coming without a car from the city.
From Brodick the route ascends on a good path through woodland and heather moorland. At the 874m (2,867ft) summit there are wide ranging views with the Arran peaks, the Mull of Kintyre, the Clyde Estuary and Ireland all visible on a clear day. You descend on the same path with great views of Brodick Bay as you go.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could explore the lovely Brodick Castle Country Park which has lots of good walking trails to try.
At the castle you can also pick up the Arran Coastal Way and explore the whole coastline of the island. The 66 mile route is classified as one of Scotland's Great Trails.


KA27 8HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Goatfell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Goatfell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south there's the lovely Glenashdale Falls where you can enjoy a fine walk along the Glenashdale Burn in the pretty coastal village of Whiting Bay.


High Corrie from the Goatfell path Isle of Arran - - 1270456

On the Goatfell hill path from High Corrie which is just to the south of the village of Corrie on the Isle of Arran.

Goatfell Summit Viewpoint

Goatfell Summit Viewpoint

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The last of the trees and bushes on the way up Goatfell using the path from High Corrie. Corrie burn running over the brow of the hill with Meall Breac and Goatfell beyond.

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Toposcope on the hill top

Tor on the Stacach Ridge - - 3075796

Tor on the Stacach Ridge

The Northern Arran Hills from Goatfell - - 2679788

The Northern Arran Hills from Goatfell


GPS Files

GPX File

Goatfell.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Goatfell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)