Goat Fell, Arran

Goat Fell, Arran, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran. This is the tallest peak on Arran with height of 818 M. Very popular with hikers and climbers.

Fell (Old Norse fjall) means hill and it appears likely that Goat Fell is derived from geita fjiall or ‘goat hill’ . In this context it should be remembered that, in common with many west coast islands, Arran was under Norse control for a few hundred years, up until the mid 13th century.

From a climber’s perspective, the ascent usually starts at Brodick Castle and then rises up via Stacach Ridge to the top and resultant stunning seaward views.

Goat Fell, Isle of Arran
Goat Fell, Isle of Arran, Scotland
 
For the less energetic, Goat Fell offers a stunning vista throughout the year and provides an excellent subject for photographers and artists. The mountain dominates the landscape around Brodick.
 
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