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Name:Goatfell [Goat Fell]
Hill number:1472
Height:875m / 2871ft
RHB Section:20C: Arran and Holy Island
County/UA:North Ayrshire (UA)
County (CoH):Buteshire (CoH)
Maritime area:Firth of Clyde to Mull of Kintyre
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, SIB, Yeaman, Trail 100
Grid ref:NR 99144 41537
Summit feature:very large boulder c.3m NE of trig point
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 62 69
(1:25k) 361N
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  • Buteshire historic county top
  • North Ayrshire current county/UA top

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We arrived on the summit, from North Goatfell, about twenty minutes after sunset. Descending the south-face was treacherous, as the melt had quickly refrozen.RichardMurchie15/11/2019
With Debs & Tali, from Corrie and down to BrodickMountain Goat15/09/2019
Sannox -> Bastion -> Mullach Buidhe -> North Goatfell -> Goatfell -> Meall Breac -> Sannoxbriandiggle08/07/2019
A group walk on the day of the Goatfell race, entertaining stuff and a standard walk up and down the tourist path from Brodick with no views from the shoulder up unfortunately.Chris Mac18/05/2019
Goatfell hill raceCraigW18/05/2019
with Ramblers and Scramblers - Sannox to Brodick taking in all 4 tops and corbett along ridge - great scrambling on superb granite rock - descent via tourist path and then along to finish at publittle al30/03/2019
Extremely wintery day. Icicles as long as my arm near the summit.RichardMurchie02/02/2019
From Corrie via Coire Lan where we saw a rainbow, then up Meall Breac. Got soaked four times on the ascent, but well worth it for the views of the rest of the range. Descent via the tourist path to Brodick Castle.thesweetcheat12/09/2018
CDMC Arran meetclashcityrocker09/09/2018
Goatfell and North Goatfell from Corrie. A lovely route and much less busy than the route up from the castle. Wonderful group of hills in sunny but windy weather. With Mrs Anchovy, M & X.Herbert Anchovy31/08/2018
Lads day out from the ferry terminalquadbarrel30/08/2018
Beautiful day. Made the mistake of eating at the wrong time and having a beer on the ferry beforehand. Found the last part of the climb really tough. Wonderful views and an all round good day out.Thomas McIlvaney25/08/2018
With G. S. & S. From Cladach > Goatfell > North Goatfell return via The Saddle & Glen RosaRT197017/07/2018
CK SheilaS14/05/2018
between north goatfell and goatfell there are 4 rock bosses - the bypass path is on the east side of the ridge - a good well-defined safe pathcarole engel07/05/2018
With CathyB. Icy conditions. From Brodick.masmith30/03/2018
Glen Rosa - Beinn Nuis - Beinn Tarsuinn - Caisteal Abhail - Cir Mhor - North Goatfell - Goatfell - Glen Rosadavidpettit8405/10/2017
#630 Standard route from Cladach car park.tim74725/09/2017
From corriecampbell38612/09/2017
Glen Rosa Horseshoe with Debs, Phil & BlueMountain Goat14/06/2017
Night walk up fell as part of Arran Mountain Festivaljpitches20/05/2017
A flying visit with Fraser. Got afternoon ferry across and completed Goat Fell in evening dropping down to the saddle where we camped overnight.Next morning completed Cir Mhor and Caisteal Abhail, due to heavy rain called it a day. Will return to complete Ben Tarsuinn and A-ChirJamesSDonald19/05/2017
From Brodick Castle. Excellent path. First of four Corbetts.Owen B14/05/2017
Brodick Castle Car Park - Through Castle Grounds to pick up main path - Summit of Goat Fell (& Trig)- Ridge to Summit of North Goat Fell. Sublime mountain-scape, a place to sit and stare.briandavies22/04/2017
Walked from Corrie and included Mullach Buidhe.Chris Mac17/04/2017
Corrieburn Bridge, Corrie Burn, Meall Breac, Goat Fell, North Goat Fell, Coire Lan, back.callumorr19/10/2016
From Corrie. The path up has seen a lot of work and is excellent. No bogs!David Bell13/10/2016
From Brewery car park with 4 others on mostly cloudy day.Mist partially cleared to leave grand views.catman19/09/2016
Steep but straightforward ascent from Corrie. Proceeded to North Goatfell, Saddle & Cir Mhor then retrace and very tough scramble off of Saddle into Glen Sannox & back on road to Corrie.Argentum6624/08/2016
The only top today as you have to catch a ferry to Arran, starting from the brewery just north of Brodick this 6,5 mile walk with 870m of climb can be found in Jonny Muir's book of UK County tops. The walk took just under 4 hours.WAYNE ROWLETT20/08/2016
4th Corbettlojzi86062116/07/2016
Self. Heavy rain on summit, over North Goatfell down by to Corrie.Highland Days13/06/2016
Otis and AlanGlenford03/06/2016
5th and last hill of the day on a very tiring but awesome and epic hike from Lochranza to Brodick via Torr Meadhonach, Creag Ghlas Laggan, N Sannox Bridge, Cnocan Donna, up Cioch na h-oige to Mullach Buidhe and then onto North Goatfell. I jumped from boulder to boulder to get to start of Stacath ridge and then used bypass path to to avoid the 1st two Granite buttresses before continuing scramble upto Goatfell's summit. I stayed for about ten minutes before descending with more scrambling down South ridge, before joining a proper path that descends through Brodick country park to the Brewery, over the road and then i followed the Fisherman's path into Brodick.Dazingdale12/05/2016
Parked on the road near Corrie then up footpath to the sunny summit and back in 3 hours 40 minutes. My second SIB island top of the day.Dugswell221/04/2016
From Arran Brewery car park with Conrad, Jessica, Nick and Katie Gibbs, Adele, AJ and Katie MacKinlay and Cathy Russell.batrigg14/04/2016
Myself and my sister went the brewery way up and the corrie way back down and found it fun and enjoyablewoo9014/04/2016
Third attempt at reaching our personal inaccessible pinnacle, done!!KPvLSF05/04/2016
Climbed with Anne from Brodick Brilliant sunshine all day. Icy towards summit so care needed Superb views in all directionsDavid Greaves22/11/2015
From Cladach CP at Brodick Castle.ChrisR25/09/2015
Up the tourist route from behind the brewery and like Lionel below also enjoyed an Aaran Blonde at the Bistro...Great walk :)Havenchris14/09/2015
The sixth hill climbed while doing all four Arran Corbetts (6 tops in total) in one day.Chris Mac26/07/2015
27th Solo. From Brodick, follow track along Glenrosa Water, ascend Beinn Nuis, then follow the ridge for a clockwise circuit of the three Corbetts, walked out to Corrie for bus on A841. This is a very fine outing, and the equal of almost any ridge on the mainland interesting scrambling between Beinn Tarsuinn and Cir Mhor to stay on the crest of the ridge and again in the descent of Cir Mhor. Cool, dry, overcast day, but cloud above summits.RGibbs26/07/2015
Half way due to catching ferryKPvLSF06/07/2015
Tourist route from Cladach. Excellent drink of Arran Blond at Bistro at bottom of walk.Lionel Bidwell23/06/2015
Ascent from Brodick Castle. Sun came out for a time while at the summit.Neil Haslewood15/06/2015
From Corrie,on repaired paths via S edge of Coire Lan. Showers so good views from summit then a blizzard. It was so windy we (my brother and I) went back the same way instead of traversing Stacach- a group we met went up that way and some seemed grateful to survive it. I came up that way in 1978, from Glen Sannox, over N. Goat Fell- exciting then,in good conditions.pwheeler31/05/2015
First time from Glen Sannox with Alan Greer And Trish Richardsonmunromurph20/04/2015