Ayrshire & Arran


Admire stunning views and rugged mountain landscapes from the Isle of Arran’s highest point

Things to do

Outdoor activities

The property is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts: walking, climbing, wild swimming, nature-spotting and quiet contemplation in a wild and remote environment are all possible here.

The Arran skyline is dominated by the jagged summits and ridges of Goat Fell and the surrounding hills, providing a dramatic backdrop to Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park. It is a spectacular example of an open, rugged, upland landscape formed during the last Ice Age.

Goat Fell is a very popular high–level walk enjoyed by many people each year. Special care should be taken on the final 200m of the ascent, which is steep and rocky, and where the path can be obscured in winter. The views from the top are well worth the effort for those up to the challenge.

Please stick to the paths and leave no trace of your visit.

For a lower level walk that encapsulates the experience of walking in the Scottish Highlands, visitors can enjoy Glen Rosa.

Check out our wildlife spotter’s guide for Goatfell, and see how many you can spot during your next visit:

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Goatfell

Walks here

Goat Fell

Strenuous – a rough mountain path which can be indistinct near the top
4½ – 6 hours
6½ miles (10.5km) from the car park to the summit
car park; toilets