Ascent of Goatfell and North Goatfell – Isle of Arran

The Route: Goatfell and North Goatfell | Distance: 12.4km | Time: 4 Hours
Height gain: 954m | Max Altitude: 874m | Start: Brodick Castle Grounds | Finish: Corrie
Map: OS Explorer OL361 | Date: 12/06/2012

Route Map

The clouds finally lifted after a week spent on the island and the high summits where finally revealed for the first time since landing ashore all those days ago. The opportunity had come at last – Summit Day!

I excitedly packed my rucksack before I had even had time to consume my breakfast. The car door was quickly slammed shut and I drove south towards The Goatfell Range eager for some high adventure in Arran’s highest mountains. Continue reading “Ascent of Goatfell and North Goatfell – Isle of Arran”

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Hiking and Camping trip to The Isle of Arran

photograph via http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com

Last year I boldly lay down a ‘Statement of Intent’ for the year in a vain effort to force myself into attempting some outdoor activities way outside of my own personal comfort zone. In the main I managed to achieve all that I set out to do – see A statement of intent 2011 (update), in fact I enjoyed putting the challenges down in writing so much that I feel compelled to do it again this year A statement of intent 2012. At number 5 on my list this year appears the below challenge: Continue reading “Hiking and Camping trip to The Isle of Arran”