Ayrshire & Arran


Admire stunning views and rugged mountain landscapes from the Isle of Arran’s highest point
The summit of Goat Fell on Arran, seen with white clouds swirling around.
  • At 874m (2,867ft), Goat Fell is a favourite destination for hill walkers and climbers.

  • Venture into this dramatic and challenging upland landscape for panoramic vistas.

  • Look out for buzzards and golden eagles soaring high in the sky.

  • Discover the abundance of flora and fauna here – from dwarf juniper and sweet-scented heather to tiger beetles and emperor moths.

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All year, daily
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One adult family
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About this place

A hearty climb into the wilderness, Goat Fell is the highest peak on the Isle of Arran, and the perfect viewpoint to gaze across the island and out to sea.

The mountain stands sentinel above Brodick Castle and reaching the summit takes between 2 and 5 hours, so pack plenty of supplies and make sure you are properly equipped. But we think the views of Jura and Ben Lomond are worth it – on a clear day you can even see as far as Ireland.

The Goatfell property also includes 2,400ha of mountain environment and moorland including Glen Rosa, a spectacular example of a landscape shaped by glaciers. Despite looking so rugged, these mountains are part of a fragile ecosystem. The Trust is working to restore habitats from summits to sea. Work includes maintaining well-trodden footpaths, restoring peatlands to help mitigate climate change and providing a refuge for the endemic Arran whitebeams, some of the rarest trees in the world.