Wild, open Goatfell, at 874m (2,866ft), is the highest peak on Arran.
Walkers and mountaineers who venture into this dramatic and challenging upland landscape are rewarded with spectacular views of the island and, on a clear day, across to Ben Lomond, Jura and the coast of Ireland.
The Arran skyline is dominated by the jagged summits and ridges of Goatfell and the surrounding hills, providing a dramatic backdrop to Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park.
Yet despite its rugged character, Goatfell is a fragile environment and we're working hard to preserve the heather, juniper trees and woodland areas that provide a vital habitat for mountain wildlife. Footpaths, too, have suffered from erosion and over the past 30 years the Trust has repaired many paths on Goatfell and around Glen Rosa.
You're welcome to enjoy this wonderful landscape, but please stick to the paths and leave no trace of your visit.
Remember, Goatfell neighbours Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park - why not pay both a visit?
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The Footpath Fund is dedicated to protecting Scotland’s majestic landscape from the damaging effects of erosion. You can help us in our footpath conservation work by donating today to the One Wee Step campaign. All your donations will go towards path repair projects at the spectacular properties under our protection.